Have your boiler serviced at least once a year:
Boilers are not 100% efficient - around 20% of the heat generated is lost up the chimney.
Heat loss can increase to 30% or more if the boiler is poorly maintained.
Regularly check your heating system for leaks:
Water or oil leaks prevent your system from working efficiently.
Check for signs of leakage from your tank, pipework, valves, flanges and boiler.
Avoid ordering small deliveries of Home Heating Oil:
Curran Oil can offer you better discounts on larger deliveries.
Always order the optimum quantity for the capacity of your tank.
Fill up your oil tank during the summer months:
Take advantage of the seasonal variations in Home Heating Oil prices by filling up your tank when the market price is most likely to be at its lowest.
Never run out of Home Heating Oil:
Apart from the discomfort and inconvenience, some oil will be wasted if your system needs to be bled in order to restart it.
It will also cost more to heat your home to the required temperature again.
Do not overheat your home:
The recommended temperature for your home is 18 degrees centigrade (21 degrees for homes with elderly persons or young children).
Your heating costs will rise by about 8% for each 1 degree Centigrade of overheating.
Keep radiators free from obstructions:
Having radiators obstructed by furniture etc. will reduce their output and lead to poor performance.
Avoid opening windows and doors when the heating is on.
Money is wasted each time heat is lost through an open window or door. Increase your comfort by turning the heating down instead.