How Long Should My Heating Oil Last?

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Heating oil is an important part of keeping your home warm and comfortable in the winter. But how long does it last, what affects oil usage and when do you need to order a refill? 

In this blog post, we will answer all of your questions about heating oil and how long it will last in your home!

How Long Should My Heating Oil Last?

The answer to this question depends on a few different factors, including the size of your home, the size of your tank, how often you use your heating system, and the efficiency of your boiler. 

An average UK household uses about 26,999 kWh of energy per year. This equates to around 1,700 – 1,800 litres of heating oil (between two and three full tanks).

What Factors Affect Heating Oil Usage?

There are a few different factors that can affect how quickly you use up your heating oil.

  • Size of your home: If you have a larger home, you will likely need to use more oil to heat it than someone with a smaller home.

  • Frequency of usage: If you use your heating system more frequently, you will also go through your supply of oil more quickly. 

  • Weather and local temperature: In the colder months it is common that more oil will be used up more quickly than in the summer months. 

When Should I Fill My Oil Tank? 

The best way to know when you need to fill your oil tank is to keep an eye on the level of oil in your tank. Most tanks have a gauge that can help you keep track of how much oil is left. If you are checking your oil levels manually, we recommend checking the level of oil in your tank every week or so and ordering a refill when you get down to about half a tank. 

If you use a smart monitor to keep an eye on your oil levels, you should be automatically informed when you need to refill. This will help ensure that you never run completely out of oil. 

The best time to order your oil and refill your tank is during the summer months as there is usually less demand at this time and you will be able to prepare in advance of those cold winter months without having to worry about a dangerous temperature drop.  

Where Can I Order More Oil?

If you do need to order a refill, you can easily request a quote and order your heating oil online. We offer quick and efficient services to get your oil delivered on a day that is most convenient for you.