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Be Prepared

With Winter coming it’s time to make sure you and your heating system are prepared. Get your fuel early and make sure your appliances are in good working order.

Regular Checks

Regular Checks

Winter can be harse on your heating system and oil tank. Ensure you are aware of the problems cold weather can cause and check your system regulary.

Request Free Survey

Request Free Survey

Ford Fuels Heating Engineering Department are always at hand too give your property a free quote. If you see some of the warning signs, call us ASAP.

Ford Fuels Heating Oil for Homes

Winter is Coming

The energy crisis is affecting us all this year so we are all looking for was to save energy, cut costs and still keep our families warm. Rural households still need to be prepared for Winter and homeowners should start thinking about preparing their heating oil deliveries earlier and inspecting their heating systems. By planning ahead you can ensure your household is ready for the colder months, including managing any additional heating costs and making sure you don’t run out of heating oil for your homes when you need it most. For rural homes, the Winter weather can be particularly problematic if the correct plans are not in place to cope, but don’t worry Ford Fuels are here to help to ensure your heating systems and oil tanks are prepared for the change in weather conditions.

Be prepared...Tips for getting prepared for Winter:

There are many things you can do now to ensure you’re prepared for when the weather becomes colder.

– ORDER EARLIER in the season.
– Upgrade to our BetterBURN fuel (it’s up to 10% more efficient).

– Book an Annual Service.

– Request a free site survey from Ford Fuels.
– Visually inspect your own tank
(looking for cracks & splits, rust, bulging, faults gauges, oil spills).
– Ensure your tank is securely based.
– Check for condensation.
– Prevent rain water contamination.
– Regularly inspect your tank (monthly).
– Be aware of potential damage caused by strong winds & storms.
– Clear snow build up from the top of your tank.
– Secure your tank against fuel theft.
– Replace your tank if damaged.


For a breakdown of what problems to look for refer to our FAQ.

We're here to help this Winter...Heating System Services

The Winter months can be harsh on both 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 to ensure your heating system is prepared for the cold snap. If needed we can then preform any maintenance work needed to get your heating system in it’s best possible working condition. We can also offer maintenance support for you oil storage tanks, and organise and install a replacement if your oil tank has any structural damage.

Message one of our friendly team today and we will get one of our Heating Engineers out to you ASAP.

Worried about your energy bills?Helping You Manage Your Fuel Costs

The OFGEM’s announcement that typical gas / electricity prices will rise by 80% from October is a worry for many homeowners. With another review due in 3 months’ time, it seems that another increase is inevitable, and further pressure being put on household bills.

Whilst heating oil is outside of the price cap, Ford Fuels is acutely aware of the pressure high energy and oil prices have on our customers. We have been working hard to try and limit the impact of high energy prices, and the impact on home budgets of large payments coming out in one hit.

Find out how we can help ease your fuel worries by clicking the link below…

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.

Contact us to find out our BetterBURN heating oil prices, and to ask how you upgrade to a more efficient way of life.

How to cut costs this Winter...Ways to Save Energy

With the energy crisis concerning most house holds this winter, 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.

Let us help this Winter.

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