Quality heating oil to keep your home running smoothly
We offer our customers high-quality home oil that they can rely on for a smooth and efficient burn. Our K+ premium domestic oil stays fresh for longer, meaning fewer deliveries, and helps to increase the lifespan of your boiler.
Local domestic heating oil suppliers
Rix has a depot network of more than 15 locations throughout England and Scotland. This means we can provide an efficient domestic oil delivery service to our customers, and are close by in the event of an emergency.
Platinum Trusted home heating oil company
In 2022, we have been awarded the Platinum Trusted Service accreditation from Feefo, the online independent customer review platform. The Platinum Trusted Service Awards recognise businesses that deliver exceptional experiences, as rated by genuine customers. Only businesses providing the best level of service for its customers make the grade. We’re proud to score 4.7/5 stars from over 3000 independent customer reviews.
Safe and secure heating oil orders
Our SSL Certificate means the Rix website is completely safe and secure - any information you share on our site, including contact information and payment details, is private and encrypted, giving you added peace of mind.
Friendly, family-run domestic fuel oil suppliers
Rix is a 6th-generation domestic oil company with strong values and longstanding local relationships. As a Rix customer, you can always expect reliable, friendly and trustworthy service from a team who’s committed to supporting local communities whenever possible.
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You're in Goods Hands with Rix Petroleum
We pride ourselves on providing customers with highest quality fuels and delivering exceptional standards of customer service.
We have been awarded the Platinum Trusted Service accreditation in 2020, 2021 and 2022 from Feefo and, before that, we won the Gold Trust Service Award for five years running. Only businesses providing the best level of service for its customers, as rated by them, are recognised. We have a whole host of customers that are happy with their heating oil in the UK.
We have been delivering home heating oil to our customers for more than 80 years, always offering a flexible, reliable and friendly service. Part of J R Rix & Sons, a family-owned company that has been in operation since 1873, Rix Petroleum has the resources to ensure that customers receive the very best level of service at fair, honest prices. Providing heating oil in Yorkshire and to the rest of the UK is part of our heritage.
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The people of Rix Petroleum go above and beyond for their heating oil customers. We value your loyalty and work hard to make sure your needs are met professionally and promptly, always. We also understand that it’s the little things that can make the biggest difference; our local delivery drivers will always leave your home and garden exactly the way they found it, even if it means simply remembering to close the garden gate on their way out.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Home heating oil is a liquid petroleum product refined from crude oil which has a low viscosity. It is this quality that makes it ideal for use as a domestic fuel.
The use of domestic heating oil dates back to 1840s America when M.A. Fessler invented an oil burner to take advantage of the crude oil reserves being extracted in California.
Later, he founded the company Fess System Co., which started the modern oil industry as we know it, creating and selling refined oil products to heat homes and power transport and industry.
Learn more about domestic heating oil in our guide.
Heating oil is predominantly used with a heating oil boiler, which heats the radiators in your home. It can also be used with an oil-fired range cooker, such as an Aga or Rayburn.
It is illegal for heating oil to be used on public roads as red diesel and kerosene are subject to lower tax rates than diesel sold at petrol stations.
Domestic heating oil has remained popular as a source of fuel ever since the 1840s due to the many benefits it offers:
Safe: Kerosene has a low risk of carbon monoxide poisoning and is viewed as one of the safest fuels you could have in your home. It’s also incredibly stable, making it safe to transport.
Efficient: Home oil is the most efficient form of fuel available. This is because it burns at such a high temperature that a lot of heat can be produced from burning a small volume. New A-rated oil-fuelled boilers can produce up to 97% efficiency, making oil a more economical fuel than others.
Affordable: Oil for the home is traditionally cheaper than LPG, and cleaner and easier to use than solid fuel.
Reliable: Home heating oil is chosen for its strong winter performance, making it a reliable option for heating homes, especially in the chillier seasons!
There are two types of heating oils for homes: gas oil (aka 35-second oil) and kerosene (aka 28-second burning oil). Although kerosene is by far the most common form of heating oil, the type you require depends on the oil heating system installed in your home, so it is always important to consult the labels on your oil boiler or tank.
If you have the option of using either fuel type, kerosene is preferable, as it is cleaner and more economical. You can even buy premium kerosene, which contains additives that make it burn more efficiently.
Heating oil is also known as kerosene, home heating oil, burning oil, and 28-second burning oil.
The average UK gas customer consumes approximately 14,000 kWh per year. This is equivalent to around 1,400 litres of heating oil. Calculate approximately how much domestic oil you’re using by following our step-by-step guide.
Most heating oil fuel tanks have a capacity of 1,000 to 2,500 litres — check the label if you aren’t sure of yours.
Filling your tank to capacity can be cheaper and more convenient, and helps prevent the build-up of harmful condensation in the summer. This will require a bigger financial outlay, but Rix offers an Easy Payment Plan that allows you to spread the cost across the year.
The minimum order for heating oil is 500 litres.
There are many changes you can make to try and make your heating oil go further, including:
- using a premium heating oil
- regularly servicing your oil boiler
- upgrading your oil boiler
- regularly servicing your oil tank
- performing regular maintenance checks on your tank
- turning down your thermostat
- improving your home insulation
Kerosene, paraffin or gas oil are used for domestic heating.
In the UK, most homes that have an oil-fired central heating system use kerosene. However, some older systems still use gas oil; a heavier, less efficient fuel also used to power tractors and agricultural machinery.
If your oil boiler is old, or you’re moving to a property with an old oil heating system, you may still need gas oil. Mainly, however, when we talk about heating oil, we’re referring to kerosene.
Paraffin is premium kerosene that burns even more cleanly than the standard product. Our brand of premium kerosene is called K+, and although it costs slightly more, it can help your boiler to run more efficiently and reduce service costs.
Yes – we sell a range of home fuel tanks in a variety of shapes, colours and capacities across the UK. Our Please note this service is available in select locations only. Please speak to our team to find out more.