Everything you need to know about heating oil

If you have just moved to a new house that uses home heating oil or are thinking about converting to an efficient oil-fired heating system, you can find out all you need to know from Watson Fuels.

Moving house is an exciting time for your family, however, when moving into a home with oil, it can feel like there is a lot to learn. After organising the intricacies that come with moving, managing how to fuel your new home can feel like a daunting task. We are here to take the hassle out of heating your home. And with over 65 years of experience in the fuel industry, when you buy your home heating oil from Watson Fuels you get an industry-leading service.

New to Oil Guide

  • Knowing the capacity of your heating oil tank is helpful. You can work this out by taking the measurements of a metal tank or by locating the model number on a plastic tank. You should also make sure that your boiler and tank have been recently serviced by a qualified engineer. If any maintenance is required, arrange for one of our engineers to visit before ordering your heating oil.

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*Compared to standard kerosene. Improved storage stability, thermal stability and corrosion control based on independent laboratory testing. Improved fuel economy based on our supplier’s own laboratory testing. Actual benefits may vary due to factors including weather, temperatures, equipment maintenance & condition.

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OFTEC establishes the standards for competence within the domestic oil heating and cooking industry. By ensuring the quality of people and businesses working in this area, OFTEC maintains standards for reputable companies and consumers alike.

Over 1.5 million homes in the UK use heating oil for heating their home because it is safe, clean, and efficient. New A-rated oil-fired boilers can produce up to 97% efficiency, making heating oil a more economical fuel than others.

OFTEC provides consumer information about domestic heating oil and oil-fired equipment. Their frequently asked questions about using oil for heating or cooking will be useful for anyone who is new to heating oil.

We offer all of our new customers a call back to talk through your home heating needs. Simply fill out a few details and a member of our team will call you back to discuss the best plan to heat your home.

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