How to prepare for a heating oil delivery
- 29 June 2018
Did you know that many homes in Australia in south-east Queensland rely on home heating oil to warm their homes? Heating oil was extremely common in homes pre-1960 as a connection to the natural gas network wasn’t available at the time. While Australia isn’t known for being a “chilly” country, simply drive an hours in-land and you’ll be experiencing sub-zero temperatures during winter.
What is home heating oil?
Similar to gasoline, kerosene and diesel fuel, heating oil comes from the refinement of crude oil. It’s a completely safe liquid too. In fact, if you were to drop a lit match into a puddle of heating oil, it would extinguish. In its liquid form, heating oil is non-explosive and can’t mix with the air to become explosive. To ignite, the oil needs to be vaporised.
Heating oil is a lot cleaner than it was in the 1970’s, with its sulphur content reduced by 93%, making it a safer and more efficient option for domestic and commercial residence.
If you’re one of the homes powered by home heating fuel, here’s how to prepare for the winter season and avoid higher heating oil prices.
Get your tank and boiler serviced
To avoid any nuisance breakdowns and save money down the track, it’s important to get your tank and boiler serviced at least once a year. Your technician will work to fix any visible damage, leaks and test its efficiency. If empty, they can also clean out your fuel tank, removing any sludge, ensuring filters are clean and apply any relevant treatments. Bulk Fuel Australia offers heating oil tank maintenance along with delivery of heating oil directly to your tank.
Ensure your home is energy efficient
No one wants to be burning through more fuel than they need to. Home built before 1970 will certainly benefit from additional insulation, to help save further on home heating oil prices and restocking throughout winter when prices are higher. Seal up any cracks and leaks that cause an annoying chill on the back of your neck. There are plenty of inexpensive ways to do this, without needing to tear down an entire wall, such as applying caulk to cracks.
Pay in a way that suits you
Buying heating oil in bulk is the most economical solution, with the ability to “lock in” a price. However, it can be a massive outlay for some people. With budgeting help and payment plans, buying heating oil at a great price can be more affordable.
Getting heating oil delivered to your premise in south-east Queensland is easy with Bulk Fuel Australia. If you’re in need of competitively priced heating oil quote, contact us today. Our heating oil delivery service is only for south-east Queensland customers only, encompassing the City of Brisbane, Somerset Region, Sunshine Coast Region, Moreton Bay Region, Redland City, Logan City, Shire of Noosa, City of Gold Coast, Scenic Rim Region, City of Ipswich and the Lockyer Valley Region.