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:
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.
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.
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
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