Published: Fri, 4 Jan 2019
Although we’re near the bottom end of the UK, we still get our fair share of cold winters here in Devon. And, if the last few years have been anything to go by, we’ll be strapping in for another big chill this winter. Although the colder months mean bracing country walks, hot chocolates and Christmas festivities all around, it does mean you’ll probably be sticking your heating on a fair bit more to keep yourself warm.
With gas prices slowly rising every year, the idea of sticking the heating on can sometimes feel a bit loathsome. However, there are cost-effective alternatives that you may not have thought about. Recently, more and more people have been discovering the benefits of heating oil to warm their homes and are making the switch from conventional gas heating. With this in mind, we’ve put together a handy list of some of the great benefits you can expect to receive from switching to heating oil.
Probably the biggest factor when thinking of making the switch, heating oil can be a great money saver over gas-based alternatives. Industry figures have been showing that heating oil has become the cheaper option when looking to warm your home.
Also, as you own the tank which holds your oil, you are in control of the company you decide to buy from. This consumer freedom can make it much easier to switch supplier if you’re unhappy with their pricing or service, rather than be tied into monopolised gas deals.
You may be surprised, but heating oil is actually a much more efficient choice in comparison to LPG, electricity and other resources, meaning you’ll have a much higher return for every unit of fuel you consume.
On average, a heating oil system works at 90% efficiency, meaning for every pound you end up spending, 90 pence of energy will be used to heat your home. And, because an oil heat flame can burn 300 degrees hotter than a conventional gas option, your house can be warmed much quicker.
Finally, heating oil is the much safer option when looking to heat your home. As a non-explosive resource, it can only be ignited through an advanced system with an oil burner or furnace. Natural gas, on the other hand, is extremely flammable and can cause severe harm if set alight.
It should also be noted that gas is toxic that, when inhaled, can be extremely dangerous. And, as they can sometimes be difficult to detect, gas leaks can be missed until it is too late. On the flip side, oil leaks can be much easier to identify and can be sorted before they cause any more problems.
Make the switch with Southern Fuels
As heating oil becomes a more efficient option for homeowners in the UK, it's essential to work with a trusted company who can ensure you’re getting the best deal. With Southern Fuels, you’ll know you’re in the best hands.
We have been supplying the Devon area with top quality oil heating solutions, saving countless customers money on their heating. We also offer a range of other services, from boiler servicing to fuel cards to help reduce your vehicle fuel bills.
For more information, visit our website or give us a call on 01404 831 775.
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