Discover the advantages of oil heating

Discover the advantages of oil heating

Heating Oil (also known as Kerosene, 28 Second Burning Oil, Central Heating Fuel and Home Heating Oil) is a liquid fuel product used for central heating and in some cases for AGA ovens. Home heating oil is purchased in bulk and stored in a fuel tank usually located outside of the property where it is piped straight to a heating oil boiler.

If you've just moved into a property, the type of oil you will need is determined by the type of heating system already installed in the house. If your boiler or tank is not labelled clearly, ask the previous owner what type was used. If they can't help, a technician registered with Oftec (the oil-fired industry trade association) should be able to tell you.


There are many advantages to using home heating oil. If you’re not sure whether or not it is the right choice for you, here are some of its many benefits for you to consider:


1. Home heating oil is competitively priced. At Web Oil we aim to offer the lowest possible price to each and every customer. By using the Web Oil Instant Online Quote tool, you will receive an immediate, no-obligation quote, which will provide you with all of the various pricing and delivery options which we have available. 

​2. Home heating oil is not flammable at normal room temperature, unlike natural gas and LPG. Fuel oil is a very stable, non-explosive product, which addresses some of the safety concerns that surround other fuels.

​3. You only ever pay for the amount of oil you use. There are no standing charges for oil heating and modern electronic oil tank contents gauges such as an oil watchman, allows for  monitoring of the amount of heating oil used.

4. Home heating oil is an environmentally responsible option. The majority of modern oil tanks consist of a tank within a tank, so in the event of a spillage, any surplus fuel will be contained within the outer tank, thus preventing any oil from spilling into the environment.

​5. Kerosene is highly refined, making it extremely energy efficient.  Oil burns 400 degrees hotter than natural gas or electricity, so oil-heated homes heat up quickly. Modern condensing boilers have energy efficiency ratings in excess of 95%, independently acknowledged as more efficient than alternative fuel sources.

​6. Kerosene is substantially lower in price and provides a much more cost effective means of heating the home to the customer than other fuels.

In October 2017 data from the Sutherland Tables comparing the average annual heating costs for a typical three-bedroom home in Great Britain with a range of different types of heating systems. This shows that households with oil heating are paying just £894 a year for their heating and hot water.

That’s 7% cheaper than mains gas (£967), 41% less expensive than LPG (£1,529) and a substantial 53% lower than electric storage heaters (£1,910). Looking at renewable technology, the cost to heat the same home using an Air Source Heat Pump is calculated at £1,681, making oil a whopping 46% cheaper.

Oil has remained the cheapest form of heating for over three years and with oil prices not expected to increase significantly for the foreseeable future, it can only be good news for anyone using oil.



If you would like more information, or would like to make the move to home heating oil, call one of our experienced team members today and see how we can help you. Phone: 08000 22 33 23




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