The advantages of Premium Heating Oil

October 1st, 2018

We sometimes compare Premium Heating Oil (PHO) to the choice you make at the petrol pumps, standard or premium (super, ultra, Opti or V-Power). We are told that premium petrol can give us more miles, make us go faster and actually clean the inside of the engine.

So what does this mean for my boiler?

Premium Heating Oil will do a number of different things inside your boiler that (over time) will make a difference. PHO starts out life as standard kerosene which means it will mix with any existing kerosene in your tank. The fuel is then mixed with a number of additives. The additives help your boiler run more efficiently, stopping the build-up of deposits and reducing boiler service issues.Boiler Vector heating

Premium heating oil comes at a very small additional cost but this can usually be out-weighed by the savings made from greater efficiencies and reduced maintenance costs.

Explaining the additives in Premium Heating Oil

Anti-oxidants keep fuel fresh for longer. The formation of carbon particles is slowed down which left alone will create a black sludge at the bottom of your oil tank

Dispersant gradually clear away any existing sludge from your tank. If your tank is nearly empty when you get an oil delivery the sludge will be disturbed and mix with the new oil. This sludge can find its way into your boiler and cause problems. By using an additive, on average, about an inch of sludge can be removed over a 12 month period.

Detergents keep vital heating components clean. The nozzle inside your boiler is vulnerable to soot build-up. This integral part of your boiler sprays fuel across onto a heat exchanger. If it is blocked with carbon deposits it will not operate efficiently. We offer a similar fuel for customers with range cookers (such as an AGA) to protect the wick from soot.

Corrosion inhibitors prevent rust. These will increase the life of the metal parts in your heating system.

Metal de-activators help reduce fuel degradation caused by the interaction with yellow metals within your fuel system.

Fuel stabilisers will inhibit deposits from forming when fuel is heated by the sunshine.

In Conclusion

Using Premium Heating Oil will help your oil tank, copper piping and boiler perform at their most efficient, reduce your fuel usage and save you money. From point of delivery to the fuel being burnt off, the additives are fighting sludge build up, corrosion and degradation.

What our clients are saying

We have just had a delivery this morning. The driver is new and I just wanted you to know how efficient he was and very friendly. He told us about your new vehicle which will be able to access hard to reach properties if the weather is bad and the big tankers cannot get access. Mr S
We had an exceptionally busy period at the pub in summer and ran out of gas from a delivery which would normally have lasted much longer. I rang Northern Energy mid-morning when we discovered our situation and they delivered within 20 minutes! We were all very impressed by the speed and helpfulness of the service which got us out of a potentially very difficult situation. Lunch service went on as normal in our pub.
Thank you, Northern Energy!
Mrs R - Publican
Excellent service , easy to order with polite efficient sales staff. Delivery drivers friendly and reliable, very impressed with all round customer service.  Mrs J
Your telephone is answered quickly and in a friendly manner followed up with call/message of delivery date. Mrs B
My husband and I are very pleased with your overall service and have recommended your service to other people round about. We rate you 10. Many thanks Mrs B
Yes I would recommend you, I score 10. The 'PPP' keeps my tank topped up, no VAT to pay. A very good efficient firm with nice friendly delivery men. Thank you Mr W
Been with you now since 2005 would recommend you to anyone Mr W
Always good service from ring (a day before) to say delivery is on it's way to the tank being filled up, thanks guys! Mr T
Last year I recommended you to my neighbour and he is equally happy with your service. Mrs S
I have just recommended your company to a friend who's just moved into a new home and uses oil. I have given you 10 in ratings. Mr M
We find the whole service really easy & efficient Mrs M
We are new customers, but the one delivery we have had came on time. The driver was very friendly and quick with no mess. Very pleased and no need to go elsewhere! Mrs D
I have always been very happy with the service I've recieved from Northern Energy and in fact have got you 2 more customers in the village. The delivery men are always courteous and I think that goes a long way! Northern Energy get a five star rating from me. Mr C
I am pleased with your automatic top-up system. It saves me worrying about running out and presumably saves you money if you can top up a group of neighbouring customers in one delivery - so win-win. Mr D
We have been very impressed with the service received from Northern Energy. The team are always very friendly and always willing to help in any which way they can. If we are cancelling a delivery there are never any questions asked. Recently we had a new oil tank fitted and the oil was delivered within two days of being ordered (we had allowed up to 5 days). Mr K
As a customer I love the all inclusive package of oil and maintenance that you offer. As a second home owner, we never run out of oil like we do ‘at home’ because you keep us ‘topped up’. Mr C

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