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Heating oil for your home

Is heating oil right for the future of my home?

Kerosene heating oil, or domestic heating oil, is a type of fuel oil that is used for heating homes and businesses. It is made from crude oil and has a lower viscosity than other types of fuel oil, such as diesel fuel. This makes it easier to pump and burn, which is why it is ideal for use in heating systems.

Kerosene heating oil produces fewer emissions than other types of fuel oil1 and can also be relatively affordable, making it a good option for homeowners on a budget.

Heating oil can be a good option for heating your home as it is a reliable and efficient fuel that can provide effective heating for your home. However, kerosene does emit more carbon dioxide than LPG1. Oil companies such as Certas Energy are working on alternative oils, such as HVO, and they would be able to discuss this with you.

Heating oil is a flammable fuel that requires careful
handling and storage, and runs the risk of spills and fuel theft – and some people find the smell unpleasant.

Kerosene boilers face the same restrictions going forward as LPG, so make sure that any new heating system takes into account future fuels available to avoid additional upgrade costs in the future.

If you are considering using kerosene heating oil,
it is important to weigh the pros and cons carefully and to make sure that it is the right fuel for your needs, both today and for the future.

Considering a switch from heating oil?

If you’re already heating your off-grid home with heating oil and looking to change to LPG, get in touch with us and we’ll guide you right through the process with ease. .