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Why have an oil boiler?

Oil boilers are a necessity for approximately 1.3 million homes in the UK which do not have access to mains’ gas supply. Sometimes people have a negative impression of oil boilers as un-efficient or out-dated. Let’s look at why they are a great option as we ask: why have an oil boiler?

Efficiency: Modern oil boilers are highly efficient, with some models boasting efficiency ratings of over 90%. This means lower fuel consumption and reduced energy bills.

Reliability: Oil boilers tend to be reliable and durable, providing consistent heating even during the coldest months of the year.

Flexibility: Oil boilers can be used in properties that are not connected to the mains gas supply, offering a heating solution for rural areas or homes without access to gas.

Energy Security: With oil stored on-site, homeowners have more control over their fuel supply, reducing dependency on external energy providers and potential disruptions to the supply chain.

Environmentally Conscious Options: While oil is a fossil fuel, modern oil boilers can be compatible with biofuels, offering a greener alternative to traditional heating oil. Additionally, oil-fired boilers can be more environmentally friendly than older models, with reduced emissions and improved efficiency.

Heat Output: Oil boilers typically provide a high level of heat output, making them suitable for larger properties or homes with high heating demands.

Long Lifespan: Properly maintained oil boilers can have a long lifespan, providing reliable heating for many years.

Low Installation Costs: In some cases, the initial installation costs of an oil boiler may be lower than other heating systems, particularly for properties already equipped with an oil tank and suitable flue infrastructure.

Overall, an oil boiler can be a practical and efficient heating solution for many homes in the UK, particularly in areas where gas is not readily available.

Want to know more?

If you would like more details on oil boilers or a no-obligation quote – our team are always happy to help! Get in touch to find out more about oil boilers. We at Matt Grange are experienced heating engineers, based in Stockton-on-Tees, and provide quality heating and cooling services.