Kamis, 08 Juli 2010

Info for those of you who heat by oil... A new MA Law

This seems kind of ridiculous given the scope of what's happening in the Gulf.... but I get it.... and guess it's a good idea .....

In a nut shell....

.....A new MA law designed to prevent leaks from tanks and pipes connected to your furnace requires an upgrade to your oil heating system equipment by September 30, 2011.  

There are two major provisions:
  • an installation of either an oil safety valve or an oil supply line with protective sleeve on systems that don't currently have them
  • insurance companies to offer coverage for leaks from oil heating systems
So, what exactly does it mean?

         If you heat by oil, you'll probably need the upgrade..... can't do it yourself....   needs to be done by a licensed professional....

And..., what's it going to cost?

        A conversation with my "go to" oil burner tech, Rich Palmieri, (Palmieri Mechanical.. 508 958-0523)..  reveals that,  it won't be a major expense to have this done.... ball parking.... up to $350 or so, depending on your system...

A good idea considering the cost to cleaning up a leak if one should happen..... 

hmmmmm.............don't you love that they are always looking out for the little guys??  

for more info... check out    http://www.mass.gov/dep/cleanup/laws/hhsl.htm  

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