With financial times being hard especially during the winter months and the run up to Christmas itú can often mean families having to make tough decisions about how they can reserve some funds within the home. This can often mean having to make serious cut backs and changes.
One area you can make real savings without having to take drastic action is with your home heating oil bills. Most consumers will pay for a tank of home heating oil which they have budgeted for both financially and with usage to last a certain amount of time. However, even with budgeting things don’t always go to plan which could be due to a number of factors like sudden changes in weather or problems occurring that have meant more fuel being consumed than predicted.
A really good way of keeping track of your home heating oil consumption is with a tank gauge or oil alert system. The measures your usage letting your supplier know exactly how much you are using on a regular basis so you get a good indication of times that you might be able to use less home heating oil.
Many home heating oil suppliers now offer monthly payment plans which let you spread the cost of your fuel out so you can balance out your domestic budgets more easily than having larger one off deposits. By shopping around you can find great budget plan offers. Rix Petroleum, family run company supplying home heating oil from local depots around the UK, will regularly review your home heating oil usage to ensure you aren’t paying too much for your fuel and offer up to 5 months fuel credit (terms and conditions apply).
More simple, but often forgotten about ways of cutting the cost of your home heating oil bills are by making a few small changes around your home or property. Things like putting the heating on a timer so that it isn’t being used when there’s nobody in. Having the thermostat set to a comfortable temperature and only turning up when needed and turning radiators or heaters off in rooms that aren’t in use.
Finally make sure you get your home heating oil boiler serviced at least once a year. This will make sure that your fuel is running cleanly and with maximum efficiency giving you better value for money from your home heating oil.