If heating oil is an essential component in keeping your home, farm or business operating smoothly, then saving money on your oil tank and deliveries will benefit you. Summer is a great time to make practical changes to your heating habits so by the time winter comes around, you’ll be in a great position to reduce your bills.
Here are some top tips on how to save money while running your oil tank.
Find a local delivery service
How is your oil being delivered? Is it coming via a local service? Choosing a supplier that’s in your local city or town can help you save on delivery costs. Most companies will deliver within a particular radius, however, if you are outside of this you may end up paying additional costs for delivery.
Choose a payment plan
It’s not always possible to pay for your heating oil all at once so if you want to spread the costs or make them easier to manage using a payment plan is a great idea. Tailored to suit your requirements, different types of payment plans can help your oil services become more cost-effective. Using this type of payment system means you won’t have any unexpected costs and you can keep track of your spending.
Keep your tank well maintained
A tank that is not well maintained can result in a costly repair bill. To avoid this, always use a professional tank cleaning service and if you notice any physical damage ensure that it doesn’t progress into something more problematic. Bacteria and sludge can quickly take over your tank if you don’t keep up with regular cleaning, plus replacing your take unnecessarily due to poor maintenance are not cheap!
Invest in a tank sponge
Water can get into your oil tank in various ways, and when it accumulates, it can degrade your fuel. However, tank sponges separate water from oil so when new fuel is being added to your tank it won’t be compromised by the build-up of moisture.
At Moorland Fuels, we have over 15 years of experience in delivering fuel. We are also proud members of the UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (UKIFDA) and take part in the UKIFDA Cold Weather Priority Scheme. From tank services to reliable fuel deliveries, you can rely on us to meet your domestic, industrial and agricultural needs. Find out more today.