Premium Kerosene – What Is It?

11/03/2019 | Fuelfighter
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Most domestic fuel suppliers offer the choice between Standard Kerosene and Premium Kerosene heating oil to warm up your home. Premium heating oil is quite simply, standard kerosene, with an additive, which is usually added at the point of delivery and works to improve the efficiency of your heating fuel.

So Why Use Premium Heating Oil?

In 2007 the British standard specification for central heating oil was changed and the maximum sulfur content was halved. This has meant that boiler injectors and burners can quickly have a build-up of soot, leading to more service issues and a decreased efficiency.

Premium kerosene heating oil can help deal with this problem, as well as providing a number of benefits:

  • Helps to disperse sludge build up from the bottom of your tank that could cause filter or injector blockages. This also helps to provide a consistent temperature output.
  • Increases fuel stability.
  • Increases shelf life of heating fuel while in the tank.
  • Lowers carbon dioxide emissions.
  • Increases overall heating system efficiency.

Whilst premium kerosene heating oil has many benefits and can help look after your heating system, we always recommend you continue to have your oil fired cooker serviced every six months, and heating boiler serviced annually by an OFTEC registered engineer.

Premium Kerosene Oil For Cooking

Since the change in the specification, range style cookers have also suffered, with problems such as an increase in the amount of carbon deposits (also known as clinkers) building up around the burners. This build up can then affect the efficiency of your cooker and the level of temperature output. 

Many oil fired range cookers are supplied by the same fuel tank that supplies the boiler for the house. If this is the case with your system, your boiler will also benefit from the premium fuel.

For more information on the benefits of Premium Kerosene for cookers please click here.

Buying Kerosene Heating Oil Online

Fuelfighter work with trusted kerosene suppliers up and down the country to bring you premium heating oil at great value prices. Our kerosene suppliers deliver to homes across the North East and North West of England, as well as the East Midlands, Lincolnshire and Yorkshire.

For a free quote, for more information about our range of heating fuel or for any other enquiries, get in touch with our heating specialists today.

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  • A range of delivery options to suit your calender
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