Heating Oil FAQ’s

Frequently asked heating oil questions

Here is the list of most common questions asked by our customer regarding heating oil. If you cannot find the solution for your enquiry please call: 01246 450242. For more questions regarding our fuel delivery please visit this page.

Heating Oil also known as kerosene, 28 second burning oil and boiler juice is a fuel to heat households not connected to the mains gas network. It is being used for both heating and cooking needs by one million homes in Great Britain.
We are an independent family owned fuel supplier and have been fuelling Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire for over 45 years. To place your heating oil order, visit our online instant quote, or call us on: 01246 450242.
We supply 3 similar types of heating oil: the standard heating oil (Peak Burning Oil), aga fuel (Peak Aga Range Cooker Fuel) and premium heating oil (Peak Extra Heat +). If you own an aga cooker then we recommend you order Peak Aga/Range Cooker Fuel Extra + for best performance.
Heating oil is often referred to as Kerosene. However, there are two grades of oil in the United Kingdom. There is Kerosene BS 2869 Class C2, which is a heavier oil distributed in bulk by our tankers and used as a domestic heating oil. The BS 2869 C1 is a premium Kerosene generally used for camping, gardening and general needs, such as, in stoves, wick heaters and lanterns.
Heating oil has a shelf life. However, there are factors that can affect the quality of your heating oil. The condition of the oil in your fuel tank degrades over time as a result of oxidisation and bacterial growths due to temperature and weather variations.

When ordering your oil type, select Peak Aga Range Cooker Fuel Extra +, or Peak Extra Heat +, which are designed to combat these negative effects.

Heating oil consumption depends on several factors, which include the size of your household and family, weather, tank condition and oil-boiler (burner) efficiency. Although we are unable to specify how long the fuel will last a typical heating oil household consumes between 1,500 to 2,000 litres per year. Here is a cost comparison of annual heating and water requirements of a 3 bedroom household provided by Oil Save.
To check today’s heating oil prices head over to our instant quote where the latest prices are based on selected location, quantity and time of delivery. We update our prices on a daily basis.
At Peak Oil we stock 20 litre heating oil drums called Kerobox. You can collect them from our depot at Chesterfield and Belper, or alternatively buy them online by clicking the following link: Kerosene FuelBox – 20L Home Heating Oil.