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Fuel Saving Tips
Campus Oil’s value guarantee for our home heating oil customers:
Campus is committed to enabling customers achieve energy savings, we strive for a sustainable future by assisting customers use our fuels in the most efficient manner, thus allowing customers to save money whilst protecting the environment.
- Service your boiler annually
- Its continued efficient and safe use
- A longer life
- A reduced possibility of breakdown
- You are kept in constant warmth
- An efficient boiler creates more energy for less, reducing your energy costs
- Check your home insulation
- Check your hot water cylinder
- Check your home heating system for leaks
- When possible avoid ordering small quantities of home heating oil
- Use a smart home heating control or timer
- Use heating control zones
Like most items that are in regular use, it is much easier to maintain, than to repair. There are so many parts inside a boiler, a simple annual service can provide a hassle free system for years on end.
Servicing your boiler is important to ensure:
Insulation evenly distributed throughout your home generally produces better results than additional insulation applied to only one or two areas. It is better to have a good overall level of insulation than, for example, a highly insulated roof with no wall insulation.
One of the quickest and simplest ways to save energy in your home is to insulate your hot water cylinder and pipes. Hot water will stay hot longer and you will save money on heating it by fitting a lagging jacket. An 80mm jacket can cut heat loss by 75% and could pay for itself in just a few months. Even if your cylinder is already insulated, if the jacket is less than 75mm thick, it is worth getting a new one. Care should be taken not to cover the cap of the electric immersion heater with the lagging jacket.
If you need to replace your cylinder, choose one with a preformed foam insulation jacket. This is more efficient and less bulky than a cylinder with a separate jacket.
Check your home heating system for leaks regularly, any oil or water leaks will have a negative effect on your heating system, thus preventing it from operating at its optimum level. Do a visual inspection for signs of leaks around your boiler, oil tank, valves, flanges and pipe work.
The more litres you buy the better the price! You will get better value for money on larger orders as the cost of delivery is reduced due to efficiencies.
Ensure you only heat your house when you need to by using a smart home heating control or a timer. Set your heating to come on only when you need it, most modern controls will allow you set variable schedules for 7 days. New devices on the market like NEST and CLIMOTE will allow you set or change your timer remotely.
Most modern heating systems are zoned, meaning you can isolate different areas of your house that you are not using, like a spare sitting rooms, bedrooms etc, also ensure you turn off radiators in unused rooms and keep all doors closed.
The fastest way to top up your heating oil tank (and service your boiler!)
Order your home heating oil online today at the top of this page or just call us on Lo-call 1850 839 839 and we can take your order by phone.