What type of heating oil best suits your requirements?

Friday, 13th January 2017

As the weather gets colder, those of us that use heating oil to heat their homes need to take the opportunity to assess their kerosene requirements for the rest of winter. Ensuring there is enough oil in the tank will reduce the risk of unexpectedly running out of fuel and ensuring your winter remains warm and stress-free.

However, while homeowners concentrate their efforts in making sure the right quantity of fuel is in their tank, they might not be giving much thought to the different type of kerosene product options available or what product best suits their lifestyle and requirements.

While trying to get the best deal on your heating oil can sometimes mean scoping the market for the best price per litre, investigating the long-term benefits of switching to a different type of kerosene could also be a worthwhile exercise. It is possible to enhance the performance and improve the efficiency of your heating oil system as a result of the type of oil in your tank.

Own an AGA?

If you own an AGA, Rayburn or any other oil-fired range cooker, then it’s important to assess whether you are using the most efficient oil for your appliance.

Over time, standard kerosene can clog up the oil inlet, leading to more frequent servicing as well as the inconvenience of having to restart your cooker more often. Cooker kerosene is a unique formulation designed to improve the ‘burn quality’ of the fuel when used in range-style cookers and boilers, such as AGAs. Alongside this, cooker kerosene inhibits growth of deposits and sludge in your storage tank while increasing fuel storage life, giving peace of mind that your AGA is using fuel more efficiently, while saving money on servicing and tank care.

Want to lower your carbon emissions?

For those concerned with lower their carbon emissions and maximising boiler performance, advanced kerosene should be an option to consider.

As a premium grade heating oil, it is designed to maximise heating oil output efficiency and minimise consumption. Advanced kerosene contains fuel additives which have been specially formulated to improve burn efficiency, improve boiler performance and reduce contamination as well as sludge build-up in the tank.

In the long term, this not only reduces the number of expensive service problems but also improves your home’s energy efficiency and increases your fuel’s storage life.

Looking to reduce your usage?

If your needs are met from using standard kerosene, but you’re still interested in preventing sludge in your tank and saving money on your utilities, fuel additives could be the answer.

Heating oil additives are a combination of anti-oxidants, dispersants, corrosion inhibitors, metal deactivators and other fuel stabilisers. These additives work to break down deposits, such as sludge, and reduces the likelihood of them forming in the future which improves your tanks thermal efficiency. With improved thermal efficiency, less fuel needs to be burnt in order to achieve the same room temperature, reducing heating oil usage and saving money.

Exploring these alternative kerosene products may not be an obvious method of improving your heating oil efficiency, however, they can be effective. To discuss your options for your next heating oil order, you can speak to a member of our team at WP Heating. You can either call us 023 8089 7841 or email us sales@thewp-group.co.uk.