With recent heavy rainfall across the country you may find that water has found its way into your tank. Water may cause problems in your boiler, or even freeze over the coming winter months, potentially leading to a blockage in your pipes. To prevent these problems you’ll need to deal with it quickly.… 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
OFTEC have issued a safety warning to heating oil users, after an oil tank fire ravaged homes in Dunmurry in the early hours of Monday morning.
The fire, which is believed to have started in a shed before spreading to several oil tanks in the area, caused significant damage to three houses in the Belfast town.… Read More
Want to sort the fact from the fiction? Find out the truth behind the most common rumours as we examine and debunk the top five heating oil myths…
Myth 1: Oil-Powered Heating Systems are Expensive.
While some fossil-fuels can be expensive to produce, kerosene (or ‘heating oil’) is one of the cheapest.… Read More
The location of your oil tank may not be an issue that keeps you awake at night – in fact, you might never give it a moment’s thought.
It might only be when something goes wrong that you even realise the tank has been positioned in an unsafe location, potentially for many years.… Read More