Heating oil prices: how to get the best deal for your home

What are the current heating oil prices in the UK?

As of February 2020, heating oil prices are very volatile. Prices can also vary across the UK and can be influenced by a number of factors.

Why do heating oil prices fluctuate?

In order to find the best heating oil prices, homeowners first need to understand what can impact oil prices. The price of oil can fluctuate throughout the year, so it’s really important to gain an understanding of why this happens. We’ve listed the main reasons below.


The weather can have a huge impact on the price of heating oil, as the oil industry works through supply and demand. Supply and demand essentially means that if there is more demand for a product or service, then it is considered more valuable and so the price goes up. However if there is less demand for it, then the price goes down. This means that in the colder months, when more homes are turning up their heating, the demand for oil is higher. So, heating oil prices are always higher when the weather is cold.

But this doesn’t mean that you can’t get a good deal on your heating oil. As one of the UK’s leading heating oil suppliers, we advise our customers to stock up on oil during the warmer months so that they can take advantage of cheaper prices. By topping up your oil stock in the summer, you can keep the cost down throughout the year.

Amount of oil

The amount of oil you purchase can also impact price. Buying in bulk can reduce delivery costs, as drivers have to make fewer trips to deliver your order. However, remember that a heating oil tank should only be filled up to around 80-90% of its capacity to avoid spillage. If you have a smaller tank but would like to take advantage of bulk discounts, then you could form or join a heating oil club. These are free groups of homeowners that join together to bulk buy their oil and save money on their order.


Locations that are difficult to get to or have fewer orders being delivered to that area can be more costly. Our extensive and reliable delivery network comprises more than 130 depots, over 900 tankers and 2,300 employees, so you can rest assured Certas Energy will be able to cater to your heating needs.

How can I get the best price on heating oil?

Certas Energy is the UK’s number 1 heating oil supplier for a reason. We provide top-quality products to help heat your home at competitive prices you can trust.

Simply fill in our online form for a quick quote – it only takes a few minutes.

Thanks to the internet, it’s easy to compare domestic heating oil prices online, but did you know you can also get a great quote over the phone? At Certas Energy, we like to offer a personal touch and pride ourselves in our friendly customer service, so our team will be more than happy to discuss your heating oil quote with you over the phone.

Speak to a member of the team today on 0345 600 4040.

Spread the cost

At Certas Energy, we like to make things as easy as possible for our customers. Whilst many of our customers like to pay the cost of their heating oil upfront for the season, we understand that this option might not suit everyone. That’s why we’ve introduced a direct debit programme to help you spread the cost of heating your home throughout the year.

For more information about paying for your heating oil by direct debit, click here.

Other ways to save

Taking care of your heating oil and boiler can save you money in the long run. That’s why Certas Energy offer a selection of options to help your money go further.

Boiler service

A happy, healthy boiler is less likely to suffer an expensive breakdown. New oil boiler installations can cost around £2,500 – £4,500, depending on the size, quality and model. So, investing in boiler care is a good way to make sure you avoid any unexpected costs.

Our Boiler Care service is like an MOT for your boiler; we check everything is running as it should be, to keep you and your family cosy all year round.

Find out more about boiler care here.

Discounts on family days out, shopping & more

Save up to 40% on cinema tickets, gadgets, groceries and more with Certas Energy Extras. We’ve partnered with top brands including Tesco, Boots and Curry’s PC World to help you save money on everyday items and bigger treats. It’s our way of saying thanks to our loyal customers.

Find out more about Certas Energy Extras here.