As the colder months approach, it’s important for heating oil users to plan to ensure their heating systems are ready for the winter.
Here are five tips from Oil Firing Technical Association (OFTEC) and the UK and Ireland Fuel Distribution Association (UKIFDA),to help you stay warm and safe this winter:
1: Keep Your Boiler Maintained
Regularly check your heating oil boiler and tank to ensure they are working efficiently and not wasting heating oil. It’s recommended to have your oil heating system serviced annually by a local OFTEC engineer, find a registered technician near you.
2: Book Your Heating Oil Delivery Early
UKIFDA suggest ordering your heating oil early this winter to avoid spikes in demand and winter-related delays which can lead to the risk of running out.
Prices have started to rise and are likely to continue to rise as the temperature drops. Get a fast competitive quote here to ensure your well stocked.
3: UKIFDA’s Cold Weather Priority Scheme
If you or someone you live with is 75 years or over, sign up for UKIFDA’s free Cold Weather Priority (CWP) scheme. This initiative helps us identify at-risk customers so we can prioritise fuel deliveries, particularly during extreme cold weather or fuel shortages.
4: Struggling To Pay
We understand the importance of keeping our vulnerable customers, and those struggling to pay for their oil, up to date with the latest guidance and support. The Government’s Help With Your Energy Bills guide advises on this year’s Cold Weather and Winter payments.
We can also help with spreading the cost of your heating oil over the year, with our pay monthly plan.
5: Choose a UKIFDA-Accredited Distributor
Goff are proud to be a UKIFDA member, ensuring we provide a better service for all our customers, from order to delivery.