Prices for heating oil tend to be lower in the summer, as demand is a lot lower, so buying ahead will save you money. For example, the average price for heating oil dropped from 32p per litre in January 2016 to 30p April 2016. However, it’s wise to keep an eye on the market in general, as it’s not always cheaper in summer, and can fluctuate. For example, in July 2016 the average price was up again to 33p.
Buying in summer also means you will avoid potential delivery problems in bad weather. On average, people buy around two or three times a year – depending on the size of tank and energy usage – and order between 1,000 and 2,000 litres. Don’t let your tank get too low before you order, especially in winter. No matter when you order, it is important to keep an eye on your oil tank gauge. Don’t let it get too low before you order – less than a quarter full, for example – especially in winter.
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