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3 Tips for Storing Oil in the Winter

Keeping a supply of oil on hand is important if you want to make sure that you never run out and if you want to take advantage of bulk pricing, and it can be particularly handy to have it on hand during the winter months. However, one thing that you might be worried about is how to properly store your oil during the winter. Luckily, following these tips can help.

1. Stock Up

The price of oil fluctuates all the time, and it can sometimes go up during the winter months, particularly during the holiday season, when people are traveling a lot and purchasing a lot of gas, diesel fuel, and oil. To make sure that you aren't paying too much for your oil, make sure that you compare pricing. Consider stocking up when pricing is low. Then you can be sure that you don't pay more than you have to for your oil.

2. Use a Tote Heater

If you live in an area where you have to worry about the temperatures regularly dropping below freezing, you might be worried about your oil being affected by the temperature. If this is the case, consider investing in a tote heater that can be used with your oil drum or other large storage container. The tote heater is designed to help keep the storage container—such as the oil drum or tank—just warm enough that you do not have to worry about it freezing during the winter, and this can help keep your oil at a better temperature and can help prevent it from being affected.

3. Add a Stabilizer

There are plenty of stabilizers on the market that are designed just for adding to oil when you are storing it for the winter. The point is to help prevent condensation from being an issue and to help keep the oil stable so that it's ready to be used when you need it. When buying one of these stabilizers, make sure that you carefully follow the instructions for the amount that should be used per quart or gallon of oil; you do not want to add too much, as that could dilute your oil, and you also want to make sure that you don't add too little if you want it to do its job.

Storing oil isn't too difficult, even during the winter. Just follow these tips to make sure that you store your oil properly during the winter months. Click to read more or look into buying oil.