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A Simple Guide to Taking Care of your Oil Heating System

We all know how expensive oil heating systems and boilers are to replace, when something goes wrong the instant feeling of dread soon kicks-in. Taking preventative measures, will stop a small problem turning into a major and expensive oil heating repair or replacement.

In this article we will give you a simple guide on how to take the best care of your oil heating system from protecting your outdoor tank to spotting common problems with your boiler before they become a major issue.

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Carnegie Fuels – What type of heating oil do I need?

Around 1.1m households in the UK are not connected to the national gas grid, and instead rely on heating oil to heat their homes.

If you’ve never lived in an oil fueled property before, moving to a home with an oil heating tank can be a little confusing, especially when it comes to the first time you need to fill up. Initially it can be difficult to work out what type of oil your tank will take and how much you will need so here are some points to consider to help you placing your first order

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What a drop in crude oil price means for heating oil in the UK?

To help explain why the crude oil price has dropped you first need to understand that oil is a commodity, and as such it’s price fluctuates depending on supply and demand.

The knock-on impact of everyone not moving has been huge.

In this article we explain why there has been a drop in the Brendt crude oil price and what impact it has on the cost of your heating oil.

FAQs: Oil Deliveries During COVID-19 Pandemic

Articles on COVID-19/Coronavirus are common finds now, but we want you to take the time to read our guidelines so that you can feel confident about our ability to provide an essential service across East Scotland at this troubled time in line with the on-going government announcements.  These are unusual circumstances and they are affecting everybody across the world. With …

How to Keep Energy Costs Down During Lockdown

As social distancing and working from home becomes the norm during the coronavirus outbreak many people are worried about the effects this will have both on their energy bills and fuel usage during this time. This is a very real concern, and for families who may already be dealing with a loss of income due to sickness or unemployment, huge …

How Much Does oil Cost in Scotland? 6 Factors that Impact Heating Oil Price

It’s that time again, the indicator on your oil tank is heading southwards and you can’t put your oil delivery off any longer. With electricity and gas utilities the supply feels invisible; there is no delivery truck, no signing for goods and no warning sign when the oil tank is getting low – It’s always there. Well it unless you don’t …

Scottish Heating Oil Suppliers: 10 Reasons to Buy Your Oil from Carnegie Fuels

These days we are bombarded by information online and that’s no different when it comes to choosing your heating oil supplier. It’s noisy, overwhelming and quite frankly I’m sure it annoys a lot of people – you just want it laid out simply. Who’s the best and why. At Carnegie Fuels we recognise that spending your hard earned cash on …

Are you ready for winter?

With predictions that this years winter temperatures are going to be significantly lower than last year, its important to take steps to ensure you are not left in the cold!      1.    Boiler Service & Tank Check Your boiler should be serviced on an annual basis by an OFTEC registered engineer to maximise its performance & efficiency and minimise …

What is the best location for an oil tank? 5 key considerations

When you are thinking about replacing your oil tank or installing a new one, the first thing that usually comes to mind is how you can disguise it or locate it somewhere discreet. There are however also safety implications you need to consider. Figuring out the best place to put your tank can be a technical minefield. There’s lots of …