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New to Home Heating Oil

Are you thinking of buying a new house in a rural area, or have just moved to a new home that required heating oil? If so, it’s useful to understand what home heating oil is and what you need to do to maintain your heating system.

What is heating oil?

Heating oil is an alternative fuel source to electricity and gas. It is primarily used to provide central heating for homes and heat for oil fired range cookers.

Nearly 2.7 million homes are not part of the national gas network, and heating oil is a convenient and low-cost solution for these properties.

New to home heating oil

What is heating oil?

Heating oil is an alternative fuel source to electricity and gas. It is primarily used to provide central heating for homes and heat for oil fired range cookers.

Nearly 2.7 million homes are not part of the national gas network, and heating oil is a convenient and low-cost solution for these properties.

Home insurance for oil spillages

Looking for the right home insurance is just one of many priorities. Did you know some insurance companies cover the costs of oil spillages and environmental clean ups from oil spillages and leaks?

Homeowners using heating oil have a legal requirement to avoid pollution in compliance with oil storage legislations. Oil spillages are very costly to clean up and can cause disruption to the surroundings, animals and any nearby water supplies.

Home insurance for oil spillages

We recommend:
Checking who the previous owner was insured with
Shopping around by comparing coverage and the cost of insurance
Checking if your tank is eligible
Carrying out tank checks to spot the signs of tank failure
An annual tank service carried out by an OFTEC registered engineer


Read our ‘Servicing your tank guide’ for more information.

Home insurance for oil spillages

Looking for the right home insurance is just one of many priorities. Did you know some insurance companies cover the costs of oil spillages and environmental clean ups from oil spillages and leaks?

Homeowners using heating oil have a legal requirement to avoid pollution in compliance with oil storage legislations. Oil spillages are very costly to clean up and can cause disruption to the surroundings, animals and any nearby water supplies.

Home insurance for oil spillages

We recommend:

Checking who the previous owner was insured with

Shopping around by comparing coverage and the cost of insurance

Checking if your tank is eligible

Carrying out tank checks to spot the signs of tank failure

An annual tank service carried out by an OFTEC registered engineer

Read our ‘Servicing your tank guide’ for more information.

Shopping for home heating oil

Shopping for heating oil

Most customers will need to top up their heating oil three to four times a year, dependent on factors including the size of property and how cold it's been throughout the year.

It's easy to order your heating oil safely and securely online with our online quote and order function.

To order your heating oil online, simply select the type of heating oil type you want to buy (kerosene, kerosene+ or gas oil) and the required quantity (minimum 500 litres). From there, just follow the simple steps filling in your address details, any special delivery instructions and payment information. Paying for fuel on our website is secured through RealEx. Once complete, you’ll receive an email to confirm your order.

You can also order over the phone with our friendly customer service team.

quote & order online now call us on 01543 506117 to order

Shopping for heating oil

We recognise that quality fuel at reduced prices is what people look out for. With the ABC scheme (AID Buying Club), we help homeowners save on fuel by pooling orders together in their area. This effectively reduces our delivery costs meaning we can provide Buying Club members discounts on their heating oil prices.

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How do I know what heating oil I need?

The type of oil you need will depend on your heating system. The correct type of heating oil can be obtained from the fuel type label attached to the tank or by asking the previous owner. 99.9% of customers heat their homes with kerosene.

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heating oil comparison

How do I know what heating
oil I need?

The type of oil you need will depend on your heating system. The correct type of heating oil can be obtained from the fuel type label attached to the tank or by asking the previous owner. 99.9% of customers heat their homes with kerosene.

SEE OUR HEATING OIL COMPARISON TODAY
CALL US ON 01543 506117

Ordering your heating oil online

Quick quote and order

Quick quote and order

Obtain a quick quote online and place your order safely and securely. Check your inbox for confirmation.

Heating oil delivery

Receive your heating oil with advanced notification. You'll get an email the night before your heating oil is due to be delivered.

Invoice

Proof of delivery & invoice

A proof of delivery confirming the quantity delivered will be provided by our dedicated driver and an invoice emailed to you.

Ordering your heating oil online

Quick quote and order

Obtain a quick quote online and place your order safely and securely. Check your inbox for confirmation.

Heating oil delivery

Receive your heating oil with advanced notification. You'll get an email the night before your heating oil is due to be delivered.

Proof of delivery & invoice

A proof of delivery confirming the quantity delivered will be provided by our dedicated driver and an invoice emailed to you.

Avoid running out of heating oil

There’s no need to run out of heating oil unexpectedly! Our 6 tips will help you keep on top of your heating oil in no time.

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Home heating oil

Avoid running out of heating oil

There’s no need to run out of heating oil unexpectedly! Our 6 tips will help you keep on top of your heating oil in no time.

read guide

Everything I need to know about my tank

Different types of oil storage tanks

Oil storage tanks are designed to store fuel. There are different types and sizes suitable for domestic households and businesses.

The type of tank you need can be determined by

  • Where the tank is located
  • The capacity of fuel stored
  • Requirements enforced by building regulations

read our guide

Where to install your heating oil tank

Domestic heating oil tanks can be installed indoors, outdoors and underground in compliance with building regulations. Fire protection oil tanks can be stored inside, making them less visible to intruders.

read our guide

Oil tank installation

Our delivery team do not carry out tank installations. A tank must be set up by a registered engineer with a ‘competent person scheme’ such as OFTEC. The registered engineer must self-certify all work complies with building regulations. Homeowners have a duty of care to ensure their oil storage tank meets building regulations.

read our guide

Servicing your oil tank

What does an oil tank service consist of?

An OFTEC registered engineer will carry out a visual inspection and complete a risk assessment to report the condition of your tank. Your tank may be treated with an additive to prevent microbial growth such as bacteria, viruses and fungi.

read our guide

Water accumulation inside the tank

Water build up can affect boilers and oil fired range cookers from producing heat. In this guide we will cover how water develops inside the tank, common problems and preventatives and how to check and remove water.

read our guide

Oil tank security

Carrying out a few security measures on your oil storage tank can help minimise the risk of theft. Read through our top 6 tips to keep your tank secure.

read our guide

Have a question that isn't listed? Get in touch with our friendly team and we'll help to answer any questions you have.

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