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    We seem to use an extortionate amount of oil, used about 600L since middle of December and barely have it on. Usually for about 4 hours at night when we get in.

    Have just switched to a different program - on for an hour, off for an hour on a double cycle - hopefully get the same heat with less oil used.

    We don't have the water on a timer - we get hot all the time but have to boost it of a bath is needed (we have an electric shower)

    How much oil do you use and how do you use your heating? Any tips or hints?

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    fit a lock to your tank ..... sounds like someone's been siphoning to me

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    We've had the police involved before - a lot of people up here have had oil lifted from their tanks.

    We have a lock but 2 openings, one can lock the other cannot. And the theives have been known to drill the tank if they can't access it by the lid(s)

    Waiting to get a secure shed built round the tank bu was looking for some money savings tips!!

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    Myself and my wife are in the same situation as you. We live in a rented property and our tank is definitely not being syphoned. Our consumption is crazy too. We are even thinking about asking the landlord about putting in electric type heaters as with the price of oil rocketting sky high, the oil bill is getting to be way out of our budget.

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    Are you using Gas Oil (diesel) or Kerosene ?

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    My dad had 'teevs' in too, he extended his shed over the tank and steel lined it!

    My bro has oil, 500 litres last November until last week
    Fuelfighter.co.uk are cheap if anyone is interested? 500 litres around the lincs area is £274. Heard this stuff is getting out of hand price wise now.

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    The price has dropped a great deal since the cold and snow has passed. I know it sound stupid but I have my heating on all the time! That way you just keep it at a constant temperature rather than heating the whole house then letting it cool right down then heating it back up so on and so on. Also is your house properly insulated? I've got the all singing all dancing cavity wall insulation about two foot deep loft insulation and the highest (is it A rated?) double glazing also the boiler is a condensing triple A rated thing.

    Spending money on keeping the heat in the house helps a great deal! I'm spending less on a warmer cosier much larger detached bungalow then I was on a smaller three bed semi with gas central heating. The only thing that hurts is paying for the oil up front in large quantities although once you've paid you've paid in advance unlike gas etc where large bills land on the mat in summer lol!

    I am looking into this heat exchanger pumps that are like air-con in reverse but you'd have to be looking at staying put for a few years as it's tens of thousands of pound to do. But with government grants and a bit of solar power you are looking at free heating....
    Ken-tec FTW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old man Jimbo View Post
    The price has dropped a great deal since the cold and snow has passed. I know it sound stupid but I have my heating on all the time! That way you just keep it at a constant temperature rather than heating the whole house then letting it cool right down then heating it back up so on and so on. Also is your house properly insulated? I've got the all singing all dancing cavity wall insulation about two foot deep loft insulation and the highest (is it A rated?) double glazing also the boiler is a condensing triple A rated thing.
    My dad does this. Heating always on but turned down low and the radiators turned down half way. House always feels warm without being too hot and he isn't constantly paying to heat all the water when it's cooled down.

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    ive got an oil burner, burns kero. in the winter i use about 500 liters every 5 weeks. and my last drop was 320 quid! time before 360! rather expensive to heat my house!

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    Dont you people in UK have thermal pump? (reverse/reversible cycle air conditioner)

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