Be Winter Wise with Yorkshire Oils: Your Five Point Plan

Be Winter Wise with Yorkshire Oils: Your Five Point Plan

By Andrew Wells, 2 October 2023

1. Check your boiler

We recommend booking an engineer to check your boiler ahead of the rush to ensure it’s working efficiently and not wasting heating oil. 

Please call Andrew on 01423 396789 or email to book a service in.

2. Book your delivery in good time

The current price is 75.95ppl. Order by Tuesday 3rd October 5pm and guarantee this price with no hidden charges.

Call 01423 396789 or email to make your order today.

The price you pay at Yorkshire Oils is calculated as ppl x number of litres + 5% VAT. Please be aware that some heating oil suppliers and comparison websites can add a hidden service charge to y our total cost, so the price you originally see may not be the total price that you pay.

3. Sign up For UKIFDA’s Cold Weather Priority Scheme

If you or someone you live with is 75 years or over, sign up for UKIFDA’s free Cold Weather Priority (CWP) scheme. Call or email Andrew on 01423 396789 to be added to the scheme.

Read more on the scheme.

4. Access support if you are struggling to pay

For heating oil users that may be vulnerable or are struggling to pay for their oil, there are a number of government guides packed with useful information and helpful guidance on how to access support where needed.

The Help for Households campaign provides information about the support available to help with the cost of living and offers money-saving tips. Plus, the Government’s Help With Your Energy Bills guide advises on this year’s Cold Weather and Winter payments.

At Yorkshire Oils you can sign up to MonthlyPay, a convenient, flexible way to budget for your home heating bills by spreading your payments across the year.

5. Choose Yorkshire Oils - a UKIFDA-Accredited Distributor 

For the safest and most efficient storage, handling, and delivery of fuel choose a UKIFDA (The UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association) accredited distributor like Yorkshire Oils.

At Yorkshire Oils, we pride ourselves on our friendly and knowledgeable service. When you call, you will reach a member of our small, local team who will be ready to answer your questions and process your order.

More time for off-grid households

More time for off-grid households

By Andrew Wells, 25 September 2023

You no doubt will have heard Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak’s speech last week on net zero policy or at least all the media coverage. Following a frenzied 24 hours of speculation, the much anticipated announcement outlined a ‘new approach’ and significant shift in the government’s green commitments.

In his speech the PM outlined a rethink to the targets to reach net zero, with many of the key policies being welcome news for all those living off-grid and relying on heating oil.

Key points to the government’s change in policy

  • The timeline for phasing out off-grid heating oil and LPG boilers has been relaxed and will move from 2026 to 2035, with this being an 80%, rather than 100% phase-out.
  • The Boiler Upgrade Scheme which gives people cash grants to replace their boiler, will be increased by 50% to £7,500
  • The government will never force anyone to rip out their existing boiler and install a heat pump – those unable to afford one will never have to switch

What does this mean for off-grid households?
These changes in policy do allow us more time. More time to adapt to the government’s net zero drive. For us living in rural locations and reliant on oil, we can still make a significant contribution to net zero by switching to renewable liquid gases such as hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO).

What next?
Essentially, the delay to the ban on oil boilers, will ensure that off-grid homeowners have time to explore a number of sustainable options, ensuring that you don’t face substantial costs for upgrades in a short period of time.

At Yorkshire Oils we remain committed to supporting you on this journey and we will keep you informed on any further updates.