Prepare for Winter: 5 Essential Tips for Home Heating Oil Season
As the colder months approach, it's crucial to plan ahead and ensure your heating oil systems are ready for winter.
Here are five tips from the UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (UKIFDA) and OFTEC, the leading trade organisation for the heating industry, to help you stay warm and safe when winter takes its course.
1. Keep your heating oil system maintained.
As a heating oil user, it's important to regularly check your heating oil boiler and tank to ensure that both appliances are working efficiently and not wasting heating oil. To ensure optimal performance, OFTEC recommends having your heating oil system serviced annually by a trusted engineer. If you need a service, you can find a registered technician via OFTEC's website here.
2. Schedule an early home heating oil delivery.
To avoid inconvenient weather-related delays and emergency heating oil deliveries, which come at a higher cost, it's best to beat the winter rush and top up your tank ahead of peak demand. Secure a pre-winter delivery to save money and ensure your tank is fully stocked. Did you know you can use our handy quote tool to view prices in your area? If you place an order today, you can make significant savings compared to this time last year!
3. Join UKIFDA's cold weather priority scheme.
If you or someone in your household is 75 or older, you may qualify for UKIFDA's free cold weather priority scheme. This program prioritises fuel deliveries to those most in need.
4. Seek payment guidance.
If you're facing financial challenges, numerous government guides offer valuable advice on accessing support for heating oil costs.
5. Choose a UKIFDA-Accredited Distributor.
When you choose a UKIFDA-Accredited Distributor like Your NRG, you will benefit from the safest, most efficient storage, handling, and delivery of fuel. Get a competitive quote today from your trusted heating oil supplier.
By following these top tips, you can enter the winter season fully prepared, with improved safety, efficiency, and cost savings on your side.