Have you got questions about Western Fuel’s home heating oil? Then you’ll be happy to hear that we have put together a Q&A with our team of local, industry experts!

What is heating oil?

Domestic Heating Oil, often referred to as Kerosene, is a fuel for heating your home and hot water. Heating oil is primarily used by homeowners where they are not connected to the national mains gas grid. Domestic heating oil is delivered in a tanker and stored in a large tank near to the property.

Below we have tried to answer the key questions customers have when ordering Heating oil for their homes;

How much is heating oil?

Due to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, we have seen that prices have shot up since the start of the year. We use live prices which are updated daily to bring you the best value whether ordering online or by calling our team at our offices here in Somerset.

“According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), heating oil prices rose to an average £514 for 1,000 litres in 2021, a sharp rise from £379 in 2020”

What is the current price of heating oil?

The current prices of heating oil can be easily found by using our simple quotation tool on our homepage. These are updated daily to bring you the very best value. Alternatively, you can call on of the team on 01278 431451.

Will heating oil prices go down?

We have seen the price of heating oil drop since the beginning of March where prices hit a record high. However, the price does continue to spike day to day. In the current climate, it is very hard to forecast the costs of heating oil.

How often do I need to order?

The frequency that you need order heating oil will depend upon your usage and the size of your property. You will tend to use less during the summer but will still need to heat your water. We find that customers will tend to order 3-4 times per year

Alternatively, you can use our automatic top up service where we will automatically schedule a delivery when you are running low. You can find out more about automatic top ups here.

How can I spread the costs?

To help spread the costs of your heating oil, we offer customers the ability to spread the costs by using our direct debit scheme. We ask for your initial order to be paid in full, however any subsequent orders can be spread out with a monthly direct debit amount.

When is the best time to order?

It always used to be the case that heating oil would be cheaper to purchase during the summer months. This was mainly due to the decrease in demand. However, due to the ongoing global crisis, it is hard to assume this will continue in 2022 and beyond.

From the war in Ukraine, to the continuing effects from Covid-19, we have seen rapid rises in heating oil over the last few months. The price of heating oil has hit a 14-year high with substantial jumps day to day. This is because our prices are dependent upon global cost of oil.

We always endeavour to never cancel, increase, or ignore our customer orders and have put in measures to ensure we always delver the best price to our customers.

We recommend that you check prices weekly and try to plan ahead and order in advance as this will ensure you get the best price.

How do I get the best price for heating oil?

The best way to ensure you get the best price for your heating oil is to ensure you order in advance. This will mean you won’t need to pay for an emergency delivery and can hold off if prices increase.

It is also important to keep an eye on the price of oil and prices. Speak to our team today to find out the latest news and deals.

You will also save money by ordering in bulk. We offer discounts if you order over certain amounts, and we will always try and get you the best offers by working closely with our suppliers.

How long does heating oil take to be delivered?

We always aim to get your fuel to your home within a week of you placing the order. You can select the delivery period easily on our website or one of the team can advise you on the date whilst you are on the call.

We also offer emergency deliveries which in some cases can be delivered next day! Again, you can select the delivery date easily on our website or one of the team can advise you on the date whilst you are on the call.

To keep abreast of your delivery, you can opt to receive a call or a text the day before your delivery. The team are on hand to answer any questions about your delivery that you may have.

For more information about any of our products and services, please call 01278 431451 or send us an email at info@westernfuel.co.uk – and one of our local, industry experts will be happy to help with your enquiry.