Heating oil users don't have it easy. With neither a regulator nor a glut of independent price comparison websites to help, it's hard to save on ever-increasing heating oil bills. We don't yet include heating oil in Cheap Energy Club, but there are a few steps you can take to keep a lid on energy bills. Here are some brief pointers and links to help:
Haggle. Use the information from the comparison sites to ring round your local suppliers and haggle.
Don't buy in winter. Oil prices rocket when demand is high.
Try to plan ahead so you buy your fuel during summer when prices are likely to be lower.
Consider joining an oil-buying group. With the right numbers, bulk-buying heating oil as a village, for example, can give you leeway to negotiate better deals with suppliers. Citizens Advice has a handy tool to help find a group near you.