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Avoid running out of heating oil

There’s no need to run out unexpectedly! Our 5 tips will help you keep on top of your heating oil.

Did you know?

Low levels of oil create more space in the tank for condensation to form, which can result in water build up
and potential leaks.

Read our ‘Water accumulation inside the tank guide’ for more information >

How to monitor your heating oil?

There is actually more than one method to monitor your tank levels.

Dipstick method

  1. Insert the dipstick into your heating oil tank vertically until it touches the bottom.

  2. Remove the dipstick to see how much of it has been immersed in the oil.

  3. If the lower part of the dipstick is covered, this indicates levels are getting low and you'll need to schedule a delivery soon.

Want to put the dipstick method to the test?

The Smarter way to monitor your home heating oil is by using a Fuel Monitor.

Fuel monitors

Checking your tank levels are a whole lot easier with a fuel monitor that does the job for you.

How it works:

Fuel monitors record the amount of heating oil remaining in the tank.

With our range of fuel monitors available online, you can monitor how much heating oil is in your tank and order a top up before levels become low.

If you’re unsure on how to install a tank gauge, we provide step by step installation instructions available to download from each product page.

How to monitor your heating oil?

There is actually more than one method to monitor your tank levels.

Dipstick method

  1. Insert the dipstick into your heating oil tank vertically until it touches the bottom.

  2. Remove the dipstick to see how much of it has been immersed in the oil.

  3. If the lower part of the dipstick is covered, this indicates levels are getting low and you'll need to schedule a delivery soon.

Want to put the dipstick method to the test?

The smarter way to monitor your home heating oil is by using a fuel monitor.

Dipstick method

Fuel monitors AID Fuel Oils Group

Fuel monitors

Checking your tank levels are a whole lot easier with a fuel monitor that does the job for you.

How it works:

Fuel monitors record the amount of heating oil remaining in the tank.

With our range of fuel monitors available online, you can monitor how much heating oil is in your tank and order a top up before levels become low.

If you’re unsure on how to install a tank gauge, we provide step by step installation instructions available to download from each product page.

Fuel monitor comparison

Compare our range fuel monitors available online.

Float Operated Tank Gauge

  • Displays how much oil is in the tank recording; Empty, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 or full.

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Electronic Tank Gauge

  • Reads the oil level in the tank.
  • Ultrasonic waves are bounced down to fuel level, the transmitter then communicates with the receiver by radio waves.

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Apollo Smart Meter

  • Accurate readings of fuel left in the tank.
  • Volume of fuel recorded in bar chart function.
  • Number of days supply remaining.
  • Internal air temperature in degrees Celsius.
  • Cold weather warning.
  • Low level warning (visual and audible).
  • Transmitter battery status alert.
  • Audible theft alarm.

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Smart Alert monitoring

We monitor your tank levels for by you using our latest fuel monitoring technology, Smart Alert. As soon as your tank levels reduce to around 20% of oil, we’ll schedule a prompt heating oil delivery with an advanced email notification.

We set up and install Smart Alert completely free of charge, only pay a quarterly fee of £10.90 over 12 months.

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Smart Alert monitoring

Smart Alert monitoring

We monitor your tank levels for you by using our latest fuel monitoring technology, Smart Alert. As soon as your tank levels reduce to around 20% of oil, we’ll schedule a prompt heating oil delivery with an advanced email notification.

We set up and install Smart Alert completely free of charge, only pay a quarterly fee of £10.90 over 12 months.

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Thermostat

Take control of your thermostat

Save money on your heating oil by using your thermostat efficiently.

How to save on heating oil?

  • Switch off the heating before you leave the house.

  • Only switch on the heating when temperatures are cold.

  • Set your thermostat on a timer to control when your heating is turned on and off.

Take control of your thermostat

Save money on your heating oil by using your thermostat efficiently.

How to save on heating oil?

  • Switch off the heating before you leave the house.

  • Only switch on the heating when temperatures are cold.

  • Set your thermostat on a timer to control when your heating is turned on and off.

Emergency heating oil kit

Running out of fuel can have costly consequences for your home heating system. Our emergency heating oil kit can help you avoid the cost of calling a Registered Engineer, by keeping your heating system running until your next fuel delivery arrives.

If you require an urgent top up of heating oil, we also provide an Emergency heating oil service for same day and next day deliveries.

What do you get with your Emergency heating oil kit?

Emergency help kit

Emergency heating oil kit

Running out of fuel can have costly consequences for your home heating system. Our emergency heating oil kit can help you avoid the cost of calling a Registered Engineer, by keeping your heating system running until your next fuel delivery arrives.

If you require an urgent top up of heating oil, we also provide an Emergency heating oil service for same day and next day deliveries.

What do you get with your Emergency heating oil kit?

AID Yard refuelling

Yard refuelling

We facilitate customers that require emergency heating oil. If you’re in the local area of Cannock, pop by the AID Fuel Oils Group yard to avoid running out of heating oil. Our yard team are always on hand to help if you need any assistance.

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Yard refuelling

We facilitate customers that require emergency heating oil. If you’re in the local area of Cannock, pop by the AID Fuel Oils Group yard to avoid running out of heating oil. Our yard team are always on hand to help if you need any assistance.

SEE OUR YARD OPENING HOURS