How Does Oil Central Heating Work?

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

Domestic Heating Oil Prices at an 8 Year Low – But Why?

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

How To: Prepare Your Oil Tank for Winter

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

How to Take Care of Your Heating Oil Tank during Summer

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

3 Ways to Prevent Heating Oil Theft in Your Area

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

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

Heating Oil Additives: What Do They Do?

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

Top 5 Tips for Looking After Your Heating Oil

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

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