If you are one of the millions of households not connected to the mains gas grid then you could benefit from using domestic heating oil (kerosene oil) as your mains gas alternative.
You own the tank
With other types of home heating fuels like LPG gas, the tank is usually rented from the LPG supplier. The cost of renting an LPG tank varies from supplier to supplier. With heating oil the tank is usually bought when the heating system is installed, and as such there is no on-going tank rental fee to pay.
Another benefit of heating oil is that once your oil tank is purchased it is usually covered by a 10 year manufacturer’s warranty. Always double check this with your tank supplier before purchasing your tank.
Most heating oil tanks are now ‘bunded’. This means that the tank is effectively ‘a tank within a tank’, making it more secure and reducing the risk of an oil spillage, providing the tank is in good condition.
You can benefit from having a regular supplier
There are often more benefits if you purchase your oil on a regular basis from one supplier. Many suppliers offer different payment plans to help you manage the cost of your deliveries. By paying for your oil by direct debit it helps ensure you never miss a payment and also saves on postage costs if you were to send a cheque. Some suppliers offer an automatic refill service taking the pressure off you having to call and order your fuel when your tank is low. Once the supplier has established your pattern of usage they can schedule your deliveries for when you need them and also when they have other deliveries in your area, helping to cut down on carbon emissions from transportation.