The Benefits of Heating Oil

By September 30, 2019Blog

With energy bills and environmental worries increasing year-on-year, some people are turning their attention to alternative ways to heat their homes. At Stoddards, we’re here to say that heating oil as many benefits and could be the solution you’re looking for when the trees aren’t as green and the cold winter fully arrives.

Switching to domestic heating oils, also known as kerosene, could be the answer as they are one of the cleanest, cheapest, safest and most reliable ways to heat a home in the UK. Here are three top benefits of using domestic heating oil.


Heating oil is the cheapest option when it comes to heating a home. It’s also cheaper than all other heating options, including mains gas, LPG, renewables or electric systems. Many homeowners who use heating oil also own their own tank, meaning they don’t have to pay any rental fees and can stock up as and when they please, meaning this cuts costs. Coming into the summertime, it’s a good idea to stock up now when the prices are dropping and the demand is not so high too. As a heating oil consumer, you will also have the freedom to choose a different supplier each time when the price fluctuates. If you’re based in and around Stoke-on-Trent though, consider Stoddards for reliable heating oil and prices today.


An oil-based system is much safer than gas systems as it doesn’t have the same level of risk associated with it. Heating oil, or kerosene, is non-explosive and only ignites by an advanced system with an oil-burner or furnace. Any leaking oil won’t explode either, unlike leaking or exposed gas that comes in to contact with an exposed flame, so you can have peace of mind that you and your household are safe. Any issues with an oil-based system are easier to identify than that of invisible gas, meaning it can be fixed quickly and efficiently too.


Heating oil burns at over 70 degrees Celsius, making it hotter than electricity or gas systems, meaning that a home will heat up a lot quicker. Also, heating oil systems perform at 90% efficiency meaning that every pound spent, 90 pence of this will be used to heat your home. This is unlike gas systems that only operate at 75% and electric systems which come in at roughly 30%. A domestic heating oil system will give you a good return on your investment and heating.

At Stoddards, we are Stoke-on-Trent’s leading supplier of domestic heating oil. Whether you’re looking for a top-up oil service or need an emergency delivery of heating oil, we can help. Get in touch with us today for more information about our services and the products we supply.



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