Tips for buying home heating oil on a budget
No one likes paying over the odds for the things we can’t live without, so make sure you’re getting the best deal on your home heating oil in Northern Ireland with these tips for buying home heating oil when on a budget. As the saying goes, look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves!
Tip #1 Buy what you can afford. If you can afford to top your tank up with the maximum amount, you can benefit from economies of scale savings, as the more you purchase in one go, the lower your cost per unit.
Tip #2 Pick your delivery day. Planning in advance lets you save more – as you can have your home heating oil delivered when there’s a driver planned to be in your area of Northern Ireland. Handy, and better for your wallet.
Tip #3 Monitor pricing. It’s no secret that oil prices fluctuate, in line with market trends and economic conditions, so if you are watching the prices closely you’ll be in a better position to purchase when prices are at their lowest.
Tip #4 Monitor your usage. Keeping an eye on how much oil you have, how much you use daily and when you’re likely to run out. This will avoid the need for a costly emergency top up or panic buying without making sure you’re getting the best price.
Tip #5 Budget for it every month. Working out how much you spend annually will help you plan a monthly budget to help you pay for oil when you need it. You can save a little bit extra in the summer months when you don’t use as much, so that winter fuel bills don’t seem so daunting.
Tip #6 Use it wisely. Heat your home when you need to, with a timer so that there’s no wastage. A bigger house is more expensive to heat, so heat the rooms you live in, and turn the radiators down in the rooms you don’t use.
Tip #7 Now that you’ve bought it, make sure you get the most from it by insulating your home and keeping the heat inside where it belongs. Check out these tips for helping to insulate your home.
Tip #8 Don’t be shy! Talk to us and see where we can help you make more savings. Perhaps you’ve always paid for your home heating oil by credit card? Did you know you can save money by avoiding transaction fees if you use your debit card?
Tip #9 Make your home heating oil last longer with a fuel efficient boiler. Your boiler is the heart of your heating system, so make sure to look after it with a regular service by a qualified heating engineer to keep it in good working order.
Tip #10 Additives to your home heating oil can also help to improve your heating system’s efficiency, giving you a cleaner fuel for a more efficient home heating solution.