WAY TO PAY
Choose PLANNED Pay Monthly, or PREDICT Pay Monthly. Avoid running out of heating oil and pay for the fuel service over 12 months with our simple monthly payment plans.
HOW WOULD YOU PREFER TO PAY?
Let’s face it, nobody likes paying bills. That’s why at Certas Energy, you have different payment options to make it easy to manage and pay for your fuel, your way.
We offer flexible home heating oil monthly payment plans such as PLANNED Pay Monthly with automatic deliveries. Or opt for PREDICT Pay Monthly with helpful reminder alerts and the freedom to order both online or over the phone when you choose.
Both of these services include 12 easy monthly Direct Debits to pay for the fuel service*. Alternatively, you may prefer to pay for your fuel as you go. Whichever payment option you choose, it’s easy, breezy and entirely up to you.
PLANNED PAY MONTHLY
THE EASY WAY TO TOP UP
PLANNED Pay Monthly, is our easiest way to stay topped up by paying monthly instalments for your heating oil. We’ll automatically arrange deliveries for you when you’re running low. You won’t even need to call us to order.
Simply pay for heating oil by Direct Debit in 12 easy instalments, and we’ll send you the price and delivery alerts to let you know when your fuel is on its way too.
1. Set up your Monthly payments
You’ll pay for the fuel service over 12 months in easy, monthly instalments. All we ask is that you pay for half of your first delivery upfront.
2. PUT YOUR FEET UP
We’ll send you price details to check when we think you’re ready for a top up and when your order is on its way.
3. Avoid unexpected bills
Get quarterly Direct Debit review statements so there’s no surprising bills at the end of the year.
4. RECEIVE ANNUAL STATEMENTS
Get quarterly statements to make sure you’re not hit with any unexpected final bills. And an annual review to see what you’ve spent over the year to help you budget. Call your local team to set up easy, monthly Direct Debit payments to pay for the fuel service.
PREDICT Pay Monthly
GIVE ONE-OFF BILLS THE BOOT
With PREDICT Pay Monthly, you’ll get helpful reminder alerts three weeks before we think you’re due to top up on heating oil. The good news is, you’ll still have the freedom to order fuel both online and via telephone, whenever you choose. Payments will be taken via Direct Debit on the agreed date each month, so you can give larger one off bills the boot.
1. Schedule monthly payments
Call your local team to set up easy, monthly Direct Debit payments to pay for the fuel service. All we ask is that you pay for half of your first delivery upfront.
2. HELPFUL TOP UP REMINDER ALERTS
You’ll receive an automatic alert three weeks before we think you’re due to order.
3. ORDER WHEN YOU’RE READY
Place an order for the amount of heating oil you’d like, with a delivery date that suits you.
4. Receive regular review statements
Get quarterly Direct Debit review statements which can be viewed using our online account service, so there are no surprising bills at the end of the year. You’ll also receive an annual review to see what you’ve spent over the year to help you budget.
PAY AS YOU GO
TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR HEATING OIL PAYMENTS
With Pay As You Go, you pay in full each time you top up your fuel, and it’s all done and dusted until your next order. Choose to pay by debit or credit card, Direct Debit, over the phone, or online by entering your card details on our secure site. Whichever suits you.
If you’d like, you can opt for PLANNED Pay As You Go with automatic top up’s too.
Got a question about our fuel management services? No problem.
Find out more about our ways to pay with these handy FAQs.
You can pay for your heating oil in monthly instalments or choose to pay upfront as and when you need additional fuel. We offer various monthly payment options to suit your budget and help you manage your heating oil deliveries and fuel costs.
With our Planned Delivery service, we automatically come and top up your fuel whenever you need it. So, you don’t need to contact us to order or arrange a heating oil delivery. The automatic deliveries are triggered by our predictive technology, which takes into consideration things like your usual oil consumption, ordering patterns and weather.
We’ll send you price and delivery notifications in advance of delivering your fuel. We will also send you regular statements so you can keep track of your heating oil usage.
It’s really easy to sign up to our Planned Delivery Service. Simply contact your local Certas Team on 0345 600 4040.
As an additional benefit, you can choose to pay for your fuel service in 12 easy monthly Direct Debits with PLANNED Pay Monthly, so that you can spread the cost throughout the year.
With PLANNED Pay Monthly, you will receive automatic heating oil top ups when you need it. So, you don’t have to contact us to order more fuel. The automatic deliveries are triggered by our predictive technology which takes into consideration things like your usual fuel consumption, ordering patterns and weather.
You’ll pay for the fuel service each month of the year and we’ll send you price and delivery notifications in advance before delivering your heating oil.
We will also send you regular statements so you can keep track of your fuel consumption.
Signing up to PLANNED Pay Monthly couldn't be easier. Get in touch with your local Certas Team on 0345 600 4040.
With PREDICT Pay Monthly, you’ll receive helpful reminder alerts via email or SMS, three weeks before we think you are ready to top up your fuel. These alerts are triggered by our predictive technology which takes into consideration your usual fuel consumption, ordering patterns and the weather.
This payment option lets you order heating oil when it suits you, giving you the chance to pay in monthly instalments throughout the year. We’ll also send you regular statements so you can keep track of your usage.
Simply call your local Certas Team on 0345 600 4040 to sign up.
You can choose to only pay for your heating oil as and when you need it. You can order online or call us when you need your next fuel delivery and only pay for what you use.
You can contact your local Certas Team on 0345 600 4040 and they can get you set up in no time.
If you choose either PLANNED Pay Monthly or PREDICT Pay Monthly, our team will ask you a few questions to help you calculate your monthly Direct Debit charges. This calculation will help us estimate your expected annual fuel usage to ensure that your Direct Debit payments are sufficient to cover your fuel usage for 12 months.
Yes you can. If you choose PLANNED Pay Monthly, we will automatically schedule your fuel deliveries for when you need it most based on our predictive technology. We send you notifications on price and delivery dates. If these are not suitable, give us a call to re-schedule or discuss price.
For customers on PREDICT Pay Monthly, we will send you helpful reminder alerts via text message or email when we think you are ready for your next fuel top up. However, you are still free to order at the time that suits you best, outside of your alert cycle.
The cost of heating oil can vary slightly in different areas. This difference in price can be due to local competition and companies undercutting one another.
The most important factor when considering where to buy your home heating oil is the quality of fuel and level of customer service. Whilst your heating oil may cost slightly less from another provider, it may not last as long as a high quality heating oil like Premium Kerosene.
As the price of heating oil can be so changeable, there is no set discount for bulk deliveries. It is advisable to regularly assess how much heating oil you have to ensure you don't run out. Consider topping up during times when prices are lower, for example during the summer months. If you can gauge your usage and plan accordingly, you will be able to make savings when the price of heating oil is at its lowest.
Heating oil prices regularly fluctuate according to many factors. The demand for heating oil in colder months puts a strain on supply, causing prices to rise.
Conversely, summer months generally see prices fall and this can be a good time to stock up on heating oil if you have the capacity. Planning ahead can help cut fuel costs, as can paying in regular fixed monthly instalments. Our team can help you decide the best way to manage your heating oil payments.
Whilst we will do our best to ensure that your monthly charge covers your fuel usage, on occasion we may need to adjust your Direct Debit where your usage exceeds our initial estimate.
In some cases where your final monthly payment will not cover your usage, we will request an additional payment at your anniversary month.
We will provide a quarterly and annual statement and we will let you know in advance of any adjustments or additional payments owed.
Your anniversary month is the month prior to setting up the Direct Debit. In other words, if your Direct Debit was set up in March, your anniversary month would be February of the following year.
Yes you can cancel at any time by giving us one month's notice.
If your account is not at zero at the time of cancellation, any money that you have paid for future services and fuel not yet provided will be refunded to you. If you owe us money, we will contact you to ask for payment to close the account.
We have a legal obligation to protect our customers’ personal data from misuse, exploitation, loss or theft. We ask a number of security questions to help safeguard your information and to comply with GDPR Information Security.
When calling about an order, a delivery, or anything else that involves sharing your personal information, we always ask you to answer two security questions. These security questions are based on the personal data that you provide when you set up your account.
We comply with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) to reduce the risk of misuse, loss or theft of customer payment details. The standards also help to ensure that all transactions are secure.
We’ve recently raised our standards to provide an extra level of security to the way we process and store customer card data. This higher standard helps to reduce the risk from ‘handling’ data.
Additionally, we now require all customers to manually enter their card details rather than quoting them over the phone. This change is to protect both our customers, employees and the business from card fraud.