Top tips for your farm operations this winter

With winter fast approaching in a year that seems to be running away from us all, farms across the country are preparing to face the very different challenges of being winter ready. We’ve put together some of our top tips for making sure you keep your farm operations running smoothly.

Choose the right heating oil

Choosing industrial heating oils that can be stored for longer periods of time and in varying temperatures is important to make sure winter on your farm runs smoothly. This time of year is perfect for re-evaluating the fuels you use for your operations, particularly given the rising cost and environmental issues associated with Class A2 gas oil.

If you are looking for an alternative to conventional heating gas oil – Therma35 industrial heating oil meets BS2869 Class D for heating applications and can be used across a complete range of commercial boilers, dryers and heaters without compromising on heating output or performance.

Don't run on empty

Any heating, boiling or drying application is an energy intensive process consuming a high volume of fuel to keep your farm running at its best as the temperature drops. As well as burning more slowly than conventional gas oil, Therma35 industrial heating oil offers a range of added-value benefits. Unlike red diesel, the fuel’s long-term storage stability, winter-grade and zero bio content means it can be bought in bulk and stored all year round without the risk of spoilage, interruption or waxing. Assure your supply during a cold snap by installing tank monitoring systems to track the fuel levels in your tank to avoid disruption and stay topped up throughout winter.

Order early

Certas Energy are experienced in winter deliveries, our fleet of over 900 tankers keep moving in all conditions. We are committed to getting your deliveries to you on time, stay ahead of the changing weather and order early over the winter to assure your supply over the coldest months of the year. Our drop-in industrial heating oils allow for more flexibility when ordering and significant savings against alternatives, like Class A2 gas oil.

Use a fuel expert

A reliable supply of road diesel, red diesel and heating oil is essential for any farm. But with demand shifting across the seasons – from the activity boom of harvest to the relative lull of winter preparation – having a fuel and oil supplier in place that understands your needs is key.

Our specialist local teams work closely with your farm to provide bespoke solutions that meet your changing seasonal requirements, with dedicated account managers ready to provide expert advice to keep your farm moving all year round.

With 130 depots and 900 tankers nationwide, Certas Energy can always deliver a reliable supply of everything you need to fuel your farm. We also partner with farming buying groups to deliver a competitive, reliable service to farms across the country.

Discover how Certas Energy can keep you fuelled up this winter.

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