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Important Safety Alerts:

How is your oil tank?

The domestic fuel oil tank (for that matter any fuel tank at home or on the farm) is something that we all take for granted.  Faithfully, year after year it holds and delivers the needed fuel oil, etc.  However, they wear out, and at some point in time will need replacing.  An aging tank can develop leaks, or have the legs rust through.  An oil spill in your basement is messy, smelly, and if it finds its way into a sump pump or drain hole, can make an expensive mess of things, especially if it gets into wells or ground water systems.

The appearance of a tank can be deceiving, as moisture often develops internally, and causes decay from the inside out.  The first sign of a bad tank could be an odour of oil in the air.  Watch for rust and corrosion where the legs are welded to the tank.  Keep an eye on the fuel filter and repair it immediately if it begins to leak.  Nozzle plugging could also be a symptom.  Have your fuel oil people examine the tank for you.  Know the tank's age.  A 25 year old tank really doesn't owe a thing to its owner.

Lanark Mutual Insurance Company, Member of Ontario Mutual Insurance Association

Rheem Electric Furnaces and Air Handlers:

Involved Models: RBEA Electric Furnaces and RBHA model Electric Air Handlers with Date Codes Between 3592 and 4595 Installed in Downflow or Horizontal Configuration

Date codes can be found by looking at the serial number on the name-plate.

In cooperation with the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, Rheem Air Conditioning is repairing about 135,000 downflow and horizontal electric furnaces and air handlers. The heating elements in the electric furnaces and air handlers can disintegrate, and expel small particles of metal throughout the duct system and into the living area of the residence. The molten metal particles can ignite nearby combustibles, presenting a fire hazard to consumers.

Consumers, please call (Toll - free)1-877-749-6035 to obtain important information regarding this program.

Please keep in mind that the information found on our website is provided free of charge and Hannabery HVAC does not assume any liability resulting from the information we provide. We hope this information helps, but please note that these are just rough guidelines, and not all possible situations are covered. Your HVAC system should be inspected and repaired by a trained technician.

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