Ford Fuels Heating Oil for Homes

Prepare For The Cold Weather

Homeowners should start preparing for the colder months.
Luckily, we have many suggestions for helping you get ready.

Be prepared...Autumn & Winter Tips

We have put in place many services and payment options to help you weather Autumn & Winter efficiently.

  • We recommend ordering earlier in the season.
  • Use our Fixed Price Fuel scheme (securing your price for the season). MORE
  • Upgrade to our BetterBURN fuel (it’s up to 10% more efficient). MORE
  • Move to our Top-Up Telemetry Monitor service. MORE
  • Cold Weather Priority service (for at risk customers). MORE

Your appliances should be serviced on a regular basis, ensuring they are prepared for their most active time of the year.

  • Book an Annual Service. BOOK

The changes in weather and temperatures can easily damage your storage tanks so it’s worth inspecting them on a regular basis.

  • Request a Tank Survey from Ford Fuels. BOOK
  • Visually inspect your own tank. FAQs

For more details on all of the above items, please see below or contact us directly.

How to cut costs at home...Ways to Save Energy

We are very aware that most people will be looking for extra ways to cut costs by saving on their households energy usage. With that in mind we have a short list with just a few ideas of how to help lower your energy bills but still keep warm this season.

  • Use timers on your heating – 30 minutes before you get up and 30 minutes before you get home is usually recommended.
  • Move furniture – make sure nothing is blocking your radiators. While it’s lovely to sit on a sofa in front of a radiator in winter because it’s toasty, it doesn’t allow the radiator to heat the air fully. When drying clothes, make sure they aren’t directly in front of the heat source too, you will find the room warms a lot quicker!
  • Turning your thermostat down 1 degree could cut your heating expenses by 10%.
  • Use the sun to your advantage – although it is cold outside, the rays of sunshine still feel warm, especially when magnified by glass! Make sure your curtains on your south-facing windows are kept open during the day for a bit of natural heating!
  • Layer Up – simple adding jumper or pair of thicker socks to your body will help you cope with a drop in temperature.
  • Hot Water Bottles – get your bed nice and snug without cranking up the thermostat.
  • Double Duvet – sometimes you can’t beat that extra snugness that comes with two duvets on your bed.
  • Upgrade to our BetterBURN fuel – it’s up to 10% more efficient.

Start Preparing

For more details on all of the above items, please see below or contact us directly.

Worried about your energy bills?Fixed Price Fuel

Secure your fuel price now for the colder months ahead.

Fixing your fuel price has the following benefits:

  • Guarantees fuel price in advance.
  • Secure price for only a 10% deposit.
  • Protects against price rises over the coming months.
  • Helps to balance household budget.
  • Priority of supply in the event of fuel shortages.
Be efficient...Upgrade to BetterBURN

Get the most out of your Boiler or Range Cooker (AGA cooker / Rayburn cooker) by upgrading to BetterBURN, our Premium Heating Oil.

BetterBURN is 10% more efficient than its standard Heating Oil counterparts.

You will also save on maintenance costs, as BetterBURN isn’t as harsh on the system. With that added efficiency you will be saving money in the long run, and you can also be happy to know that you are creating less CO2 emissions.

Be efficient...Top-Up Telemetry Monitors

With our telemetry monitor you never have to check your tank again. Our monitor does all the hard work for you, you just need to make a quick call to upgrade.

  • Never Run Out Again
  • 24/7 Monitoring
  • Intuitive Stock Planning
  • You Set the Top-Up ‘Trigger Levels’
  • Sudden Drop & Leak Alerts
  • Regular Email Updates
  • Delivery Notifications
Help for at risk customers...Cold Weather Priority

This service provides an extra layer of support for at risk customers. It is a simple way of letting us know who to prioritise when it comes to delivering fuel during the Autumn/Winter seasons.

If your household has one or more residents that are aged 75+, or are an at-risk customer due to health or circumstances, you are eligible.

If you are running low, or have run out, let us know you are eligible and one of our friendly staff will help you get your fuel ASAP.

We're here to help...Boilers, AGAs & Tanks

The colder months can be harsh on your heating system, oil tanks and your own peace of mind. Our OFTEC and Gas Safe accredited Heating Engineers are hear to help put those concerns to rest.

We can organise a free site survey for you and book in any maintenance work needed to get your heating system in its best possible working condition.

We also offer maintenance support for your oil storage tanks. We can organise and install a replacement oil tank if yours has any structural damage.

Check out our FAQs for what you should be looking for if you’re inspecting your own tank.

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