A Simple Guide to Heating Oil

If you are completely new to heating oil and are unsure of what to do with the tank at the end of your garden, read this simple guide to find out everything you need to know.

Which heating oil do I need to buy?

The majority of domestic boilers use Kerosene (referred to as heating oil), but there are some boilers that use gas oil. Gas oil is a heavier fuel and is often used in older boilers and for agricultural purposes. If you are unsure of what type of heating oil your tank uses, contact our team 01423 770 666 and they will be able to advise you on which is the correct fuel to purchase.Delivery

How much does heating oil cost?

The price of heating oil varies on a daily basis. Historically, the price of oil is cheaper in the summer months and higher in winter, although this is not always the case. Many global issues can push the price of oil up and also cause it to suddenly drop. You can keep up to date with industry news on our news page.Heating oil is cheaper if you purchase a large quantity. At Northern Energy the best price starts at 900 litres or more. When you are given a quote for your heating oil, the price is usually given to you in pence per litre plus VAT.You can also benefit from certain perks with some suppliers. At Northern Energy, we offer a Privilege Plus Package, where we pay the VAT for you, give you boiler breakdown cover and offer priority deliveries.

Is there a minimum I can order?

As a simple guide to ordering, most suppliers set a minimum of 500 litres per order. Considering that you will usually need more than this, and it is cheaper the more you buy, it would be unwise to order any less than this anyway.

How do I get a quote?

Getting a quote and ordering your heating oil is usually a straightforward process. At Northern Energy, you can simply call a member of our team 01423 770666 or, if you’re pressed for time, request a quote via the quick quote box on our website and we will email you back with a price.

How do I pay for my heating oil?

At Northern Energy we offer a number of different ways you can pay for your fuel.You can pay over the phone by debit card or credit card, although there is a 2.5% charge for using a credit card.If you would like to pay by direct debit, you will qualify for our Privilege Plus Package. You can split the cost of your fuel over monthly payments, or you can pay the balance in full after your delivery.Northern Energy can provide you with all the information you need to get started. If your questions are not answered here, don’t hesitate to pick up the phone and call us! We’ve been an established heating oil business since 1932, so we’re experienced supplying heating oil for all kinds of needs.