Top 3 tips on improving heating oil efficiency for your commercial property

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The running and operating costs of any commercial property can have a direct impact on business profits. The cost of energy can be a substantial barrier to further growth and success, so implementing measures to become more efficient makes good business sense.

When your commercial property runs on heating oil, it may appear more difficult to easily implement energy savings ideas compared to those on gas meters. However, there are ways to reduce the usage of your heating oil and improve the quality of your kerosene which will help see reductions in energy use.

Here are WP Commercial’s top 3 energy efficiency measures to reduce the kerosene usage in your non-domestic property.

  1. Control the temperature

    You would be surprised to know how much heat can be wasted through poor insulation. Ensure your property is insulated correctly and reduce heat loss. Consider upgrading to well-insulated, double-glazed windows if your property does not have these throughout. It is also worth regularly checking your property, such as duct systems, doors and windows, for any leaks or draughts which may also lose heat.

    Experiment with the thermostat as well. Heating costs can increase dramatically just by increasing the temperature as little as 1°C, see what reducing the temperature by just a few degrees will do for your fuel usage – it is likely that staff won’t even notice the difference.
  2. Invest in a quality product

    For those looking to maximise the efficiency of their commercial building, Advanced Products and Fuels may be the product to help you reduce your carbon footprint. As a premium grade heating oil, WP Group’s Advanced Fuels are designed to maximise efficiency and lower carbon emissions.

    How does it do this?

    It’s been formulated with additives specifically to improve burn efficiency and boiler performance as well as reduce contamination and sludge build-up in the tank, heating exchange surfaces and nozzles. Protecting against the corrosion of metal storage tanks, fittings and pipework, it could also help avoid costly breakdowns.

    In the long term, this not only reduces expenses on servicing tanks and pipework but also improves your property’s efficiency and increases your fuel’s storage life. You’ll also enjoy the peace of mind that comes with reducing your carbon output, making your property more sustainable.
  3. Manage your fuel supply

    In the day to day running of things, thinking about the condition and supply of your heating oil often fails to come to mind. Putting a management plan in place will eliminate the need to keep an eye on how much fuel you have left and reduce the amount of maintenance checks needed.

    Installing a fuel remote monitoring system can save time and reduce risk through automated orders and improve efficiency through green compliance.

By taking the time to review the fuel usage of your commercial property, you will take full advantage of the highly efficient fuel source of heating oil which will, in-turn, see an improved return on each unit of energy and reduction in your carbon footprint.

Our Commercial experts are here to help you with any questions or queries. Please contact us on 0800 980 6172 or email .

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