How to make the most of your heating oil

Heating oil prices make up a good portion of the cost of running an offgrid home, especially when the winter months arrive. To keep your home heating costs down, here are a few tips from the experts at Scottish Fuels.

1) Get your boiler serviced regularly 

Getting your boiler serviced regularly can keep it running more efficiently and could reduce your fuel usage, especially in the winter months. Even better, it can also reduce the risk of costly breakdowns. 

We advise all our customers to arrange a boiler inspection with one of our OFTEC-registered engineers at least once a year.  We even offer a choice of boiler maintenance plans to suit you.  

Find out more here or call our dedicated heating services team on 0345 620 620.

2) Adjust your thermostat!

This may sound obvious, but it’s a simple tip that many homeowners overlook. Even lowering your thermostat by just one degree can save you money each year.  You can also try lowering the thermostat for the rooms in your home that you use less to reduce overall heating oil consumption.

3) Monitor your heating oil 

Keep a close eye on your fuel usage and spend. Check your fuel gauge regularly and make a note of how much fuel you’re using, or better still, talk to us about our handy Smart Monitor.

This lets you monitor your fuel usage and heating oil levels on your phone, tablet or laptop, 24 hours a day.  Handy graphs and alerts will help you understand your usage patterns, so you can make any adjustments and changes to help your fuel last longer. 

4) Buy heating oil before winter

Heating oil prices fluctuate throughout the year, and in response to economic conditions. As the prices are based on supply and demand, it’s best to top up your heating oil  in the summer months when there is less demand . 

5) Upgrade to premium heating oil

Premium heating oils could help to improve the performance of your boiler, helping it to burn more efficiently and reduce the risk of costly breakdown.

Boilers will function with standard heating oil, but can work more efficiently with a premium fuel. This is because it helps to reduce carbon sludge build-up, thereby lessening breakdown risks and maintenance costs. 

Call 0345 300 8844 to speak to us about our premium Glowmax kerosene heating oil.  

Or get a quote and order it online today >

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