What is Kerosene?

Kerosene is a popular fuel for heating domestic and commercial properties. It is a straw coloured fuel which is light in texture and has a low flash point making it one of the safer fuels to store. Other benefits also include a low waxing point meaning it stays fluid in cold temperatures where other fuels will thicken "wax-up". This page is full of facts and figures about kerosene heating oil that we hope you find interesting. 

What is kerosene otherwise known as?

Kerosene goes by many regional names, the following are a few of the more popular names.
  • Kero
  • Home heating oil
  • Boilerjuice
  • 28 second burning oil
  • Domestic oil

Who uses Kerosene?

Kerosene is used by over 1.5 million UK homes who are off the main gas grid as an alternative fuel to heat the house and hot water. It is usually stored outside in a heating oil tank and is topped up by fuel oil suppliers like us. WCF Fuels North West supply domestic properties across Lancashire and South Cumbria with a range of kerosene products including Premium Kerosene for boilers or Range style cookers.

What is Premium Kerosene?

WCF Fuels can offer all our customers the option of upgrading to one of our Premium Heating oils. Keromax is designed to help improve the efficiency of all oil-burning boilers while keeping injectors and burners cleaner thanks to the additive which is added to the fuel during delivery. Agamax works in the same way but has been developed for Aga style range cookers. More information can be found here.

How much is kerosene heating oil? 

Kerosene is derived from refining crude oil. The cost of crude oil changes on a daily basis based on the world oil trading market. This means that heating oil prices can fluctuate on a daily basis inline with the market. Traditionally heating oil is cheaper during the summer months due to lower demand but recent times have seen oil rise during these periods. We recommend that you call us for a cheap heating oil price or request a quote online here.

Why choose WCF Fuels North West?

Quick & Efficient Deliveries,
Friendly staff,
Competitive prices,
High Quality Heating Oil Products,
Range of Additives available,
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