Posted on by Dan Moore Last updated on April 26, 2017
Why do people use central heating oil?
There is one reason above any other that central heating is fuelled by oil. The property has no connection to mains gas.
Most homes in the UK use gas fired boilers. However, there are around 4 million homes in the UK where a property isn’t connected to the mains gas, of which 1.5 million heat their homes using oil as the preferred option.… Read More
You may have noticed already, but heating oil costs have been rising recently. In fact, since the 1st October prices have risen over 13% (as of 13/10/16). With this in mind, you may be weighing up whether or not you should turn on your heating now, or hold out until November when days get really cold.… Read More
In case you haven’t noticed Heating Oil prices have been falling dramatically. The UK average for home heating oil was 48.56 pence per litre (inc VAT) this time last year, it’s now at a staggering 8 year low of 31.92 pence per litre today. So why is this happening? How long will it last?… Read More
With temperatures dropping and the threat of snow hovering over our heads, it’s safe to say that winter is well on it’s way. Whether you’ve used heating oil for a while or are new to the game, it’s important to make sure that your tank is prepared for the frosty season, as any issues can be made much worse during cold weather.… Read More
A well-maintained heating oil tank is important for protecting you fuel supply, as well as protecting the environment from dangerous oil spills or leaks. Checking your tank on a regular basis is crucial, and with demand for engineers usually lower over warm periods, summer is the perfect time to carry out some much-needed tank maintenance.… Read More
Heating oil is a valuable commodity and because it is stored locally, unlike mains gas, it can easily become a target for thieves. Heating oil theft not only leaves you out-of-pocket, it can also leave you without any way of heating your home. Crimes are often committed in summer when stores are checked less regularly, but oil can be targeted at any time of year.… Read More
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
With the price of heating oil subject to unpredictable fluctuations, households not receiving energy from the mains gas supply are always looking for ways to improve the efficiency of their homes and reduce heating costs. One of the quickest and easiest ways to achieve this is by using a heating oil additive.… Read More
As a heating oil user you’ll be well aware of how important it is to look after your fuel supplies. Unlike gas, which is supplied as and when you need it, heating oil must be delivered and then stored in a nearby tank – so protecting your heating oil is crucial if you want to stay warm all year round.… Read More
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