Can Buying Heating Oil Early Help Cut the Cost of Your Energy Bills This Winter?

When you’re in the middle of a summer heatwave it can be a real struggle to think about energy bills and heating your home, but for heating oil users, planning ahead can mean saving hundreds of pounds. This is because, unlike gas which has a relatively consistent value, the price of heating oil fluctuates throughout the year.… Read More

Buying Heating Oil in Summer: Top Tips

When the sun’s out and the mercury is rising, heating oil is probably not top of your list of worries. However, planning ahead for winter (as well as those disappointingly chilly summer days) can offer considerable benefits. Constant fluctuations in the industry make heating oil prices difficult to predict, but warmer periods usually correspond to a drop in value.… Read More

OFTEC Urge NI Residents to Apply for Boiler Replacement Scheme

£2 million cash injection extends Boiler Replacement Scheme until 31st March 2016. Industry body OFTEC are urging homeowners in Northern Ireland to take advantage of recent extensions to the Boiler Replacement Scheme. The nationwide programme, which was launched in 2012, was created to help homeowners fund the replacement of their old boiler, by providing a grant of up to £1,000 for eligible homes.… Read More

What Affects UK Heating Oil Prices? (2015)

At BoilerJuice we often get asked what we think prices will do over the next few months. Unfortunately, heating oil prices are notoriously difficult to predict, with dozens of factors affecting prices on a daily basis.   While we can’t promise a magic formula for predicting what will happen with heating oil prices in 2015, we do have a few tips to help you out.… Read More

Cheap Ways to Keep Your Home Warm

With temperatures plummeting and snow clouds sweeping the country, it’s important to make sure that your home is prepared for the cold weather ahead. Luckily, there are several low-cost ways to keep your home warm during winter. Simply follow our top tips to stay snug and cut-down on your heating bills today!… Read More

Unions Call on Labour to Tackle Fuel Poverty

Eight of the largest trade unions in the UK have urged the Labour party to create domestic energy efficiency policies that would reduce fuel poverty and cut consumer bills, while creating jobs and helping the environment. A letter to Labour leader Ed Miliband was signed by unions including Unison, Prospect, Unite, the University and College Union and GMB.… Read More

Homeowners Urged to Consider Insulation

Homeowners looking for ways to make their properties more efficient and lower their energy costs before winter have been encouraged to consider installing insulation. According to the National Insulation Association (NIA), about 60 per cent of the heat in a home can be lost through uninsulated walls and roofs. The organisation cited figures from the Energy Saving Trust showing that householders could save up to £460 per year by introducing solid-wall insulation.… Read More

Save up to £140 with the Warm Home Discount

Homeowners have been urged to find out if they are eligible to receive reductions on their bills through the Warm Home Discount. During the 2014-15 winter season, the scheme will offer £140 discounts on electricity bills. It does not affect the Cold Weather Payment or Winter Fuel Allowance, which are available to older people and those on certain benefits.… Read More

Report Warns of Severe Fuel Poverty in NW Scotland

Fuel poverty is growing in severity in north-west Scotland, particularly in the Western Isles, Skye and the West Highlands, according to recent research. Statistics from the Energy Advisory Service indicated that the Western Isles in particular have the highest levels of fuel poverty in western Europe. In a report responding to the findings, the West Highland Free Press pointed out that there have been several studies in recent years warning of an abnormally high level of fuel poverty in this part of Scotland.… Read More

Lib Dems Propose Tax Break for Energy Efficient Homes

New manifesto plans unveiled by the party would reward people who take action to boost energy efficiency with a council tax discount. When reductions in gas and electricity bills are also taken into account, households could save at least £100 a year by adopting eco-friendly measures, according to the Lib Dems.… Read More