By Brook, James
24/04/2012

Home Heating Oil Options

Home heating oil is one of the most popular ways to procure heat throughout the United Kingdom. While it is mostly used in rural areas, there are many other homes, bed & breakfasts and residences that opt for it simply because it is safe, clean and highly efficient. When you are looking for heating oil for your home, there are some options to consider:

You will need a tank for your home heating oil. This is either a steel or plastic tank placed outside your home. If you already have one, it is important to note whether it is rusted or in good working order. If you need one – or need to replace your existing tank – speak with an oil company to determine the best type of tank for your needs.

When you are looking at a tank for home heating oil, the amount of litres it holds is important. One of the most effective ways of determining the volume needed is to calculate how much home heating oil is needed on a monthly basis and then choose at least that much, if not considerably more.

Costing out the home heating oil can also dictate the size of the tank you want. Bulk quantities of oil will save you a lot of money. In order to take advantage of these cost saving measures, you need a tank that will hold several hundred or even several thousand litres of heating oil. While this may cost you more than you wanted to spend in a month, some companies will offer you monthly payment plans on the oil.

The furnace in your home needs the home heating oil to keep it running. It is cheaper than LPG and it is also less combustible. As you are shopping for the oil, however, you may find that it falls under other names. HHO is the abbreviation for the home heating oil. You may also find that it is known as burning oil, kerosene or “28 second burning oil”. Regardless of the name, it is all the same product.

Large and small companies will provide you with the heating oil you need for your home. Based on where you live, the quantity you need and the delivery schedule you want to be on, there are options for you to consider. To ensure you have explored many of your options, it is best to get quotes from three or four companies.

Talk to representatives and have them list the best suited and viable options for you based on the quantity of home heating oil you use on a monthly basis. The most critical thing to remember when shopping for the oil is that you want an affordable price and you will need a regular supply of the oil so that you never run out of it. 

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