General

There are two type of domestic heating oil to choose from:

  • Kerosene, also known as 28-second burning oil, is primarily used for home heating.
  • Gas oil, also known as 35-second oil or red diesel, is usually used for commercial and agricultural purposes, although a small number of domestic boilers do still run on it.

Both are safe, clean, and efficient. Kerosene is most commonly used for domestic boilers and it can also be supplied with an additive (Premium Heating Oil). Premium Heating Oil is slightly higher in price but is more economical, better for your boiler as it burns more efficiently, and is more environmentally friendly. Whether you use kerosene or gas oil depends on the system installed in your house, so it’s important to look at the labels on your tank and oil boiler.

If you’re not sure which type of heating oil you need, then we’re happy to help so you can be sure you’re making the right decision.