Getting the best price for your heating oil

heating oil

There are close to 1.5 million homes that rely on domestic oil (kerosene) or gas oil for heating and hot water in the UK. While the market for domestic heating oil can be an unpredictable commodity, it remains one of the cheapest forms of heating. 

However, as the UK economy starts to recover from Covid-19, higher crude oil prices and the increased demand for petroleum products have impacted the price of Kerosene.    

Whilst heating oil has seen a steady rise in price over the last 12 months, it remains one of the cheapest ways to heat your home.  

According to the latest figures from the Sutherland tables, heating oil is just £57 more a year on average than mains gas. However,  domestic oil prices were cheaper than gas for the previous quarters.

Here at WCF Chandlers, your local heating oil supplier, we work hard to stay up to date with the market prices to give you the best competitive price possible. Although the oil market is hard to predict, there are various things you can do to help you get the best price on your home heating oil:

Order larger volumes 

Ordering higher quantities of domestic oil reduces the cost of delivery for us, which then reduces the price per litre for you. If you prefer to order in smaller amounts to spread the cost over the year, why not join our saver's scheme where you can pay a monthly direct debit payment of your choice.

Order out of season

Oil is a commodity where the price rises and falls with demand. Ordering in the summer where the temperature is higher and the oil demand is lower, can see customers benefiting with not only reduced heating oil prices but a quicker oil delivery service.

Order ahead

Ordering within short notice can be less economical as express delivery windows come with a premium. Therefore, we offer an economy 10-day window, where the reduced costs for us delivering is reflected in savings for our customers. This way of ordering is not just economical, it is better for the environment as we route your order when we are in the area, reducing carbon emissions.

Order direct

Cutting out the middleman is not only beneficial for direct customer service, but it also cuts out extra fees. At WCF Chandlers, there are no hidden admin/service fees applied, so the price you are quoted is the price you will pay.

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