There are more ways to save money on your home heating, other than just wearing an extra jumper and slippers around the house (although these are good tips too). Here are our top 5 tips for cutting your heating costs during the winter months.
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1. Wrap your home in a blanket
Insulating your loft and cavity walls will help to minimise the amount of heat passing through your home, keeping it warmer and saving you money.
Efficient home insulation not only acts like a blanket for your house in the winter, trapping the warm air inside but also helps to keep your home cool in the summer by keeping the warmer air outside!
2. Order your heating oil early and direct
Buying your heating oil during the summer months can save you money. Heating oil prices tend to fluctuate seasonally as demand inevitably increases during the colder winter months.
It is advisable to plan ahead and order your home heating oil early. Ordering your home fuel in advance means you will always benefit from the best prices and gives yourself the most flexibility when it comes to deliveries.
By buying your heating oil directly from us, you won't find any hidden charges that can often be added when buying through price comparison sites. We buy our fuel direct from all of the major oil companies, at the best possible prices, which we pass on to you.
Don't worry if you forget to order your home fuel. We also cater for emergency deliveries - just call us on 0800 235 905 to speak to a member of our friendly team!
3. Turn your heating down
Turning down your thermostat by just 1oC can save you up to 10% on your annual home heating bill. If you're a little chilly, this is where that extra jumper and slippers can help!
4. Upgrade your oil
Upgrading to premium kerosene can provide many benefits. As a higher performing fuel, PremPure contains additives that will ensure your boiler performs better for longer.
If you have a Rayburn or Aga then we recommend upgrading to a kerosene with superior additives, specifically designed for vaporising burners. PremPure Cooker will help to keep your cooker running reliably.
With a cleaner burn, you will reduce your fuel spend, reduce servicing problems and also lower your CO2 emissions.
5. Fix the little things
There are lots of simple things you can start doing today to make your home more energy and cost efficient.
Simply stopping any draughts from letterboxes, doors and windows will help your house to warm up quicker, reducing energy consumption and lowering your bills.
If you'd like to know more about managing the energy efficiency of your home, including ways to save water, energy efficient appliances and smart lighting, the Energy Saving Trust provides some useful information.
If you're ready to order your next heating oil delivery, get a free, instant quote from us today. If you prefer to order over the phone, call us on 08000 235 905.
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