How do oil boilers work?

How do oil boilers work?

Oil boilers are better suited to some homes more than others, so here’s what you need to know about how they work and how they can help keep your home warm during those cold winter months…

Do I have an oil boiler?

While the vast majority of the UK homes are part of our country’s gas network, not all homes are. This means that a traditional kind of boiler isn’t an option. That’s where oil boilers come in, as they can act as an alternative for those kind of homes.  

How do oil boilers work?

Most homes make use of gas-powered central heating systems so chances are that is the kind of system that your home currently uses. It may come as a surprise but oil boilers actually operate very similarly to gas-powered systems, they just use an oil-fired boiler to get your water nice and hot. This hot water is then push out through your central heating system and radiators to keep your home warm.

The important thing that homeowners need to know is that oil boilers require an oil source and stored in a tank. These storage tanks can take up a lot more room up in your home than other gas-powered options such as a combi boiler.

Oil is usually much more efficient than gas, so for those that decide to make use of one, will find that they will get a more efficient boiler. However, everything depends on the price of your energy source. We all know how gas bills can skyrocket and this due to the fact that the actual price of gas can fluctuate which affects bills. Oil is much the same, and it price can often change.

Types of oil boiler

You are most likely to find two different types of oil boiler available to you. These are heat-only boilers and combination condensing oil boilers. When it comes to the latter, it’s important to note that most oil-fired combination boilers have some form of internal hot water tank. This means that rather than hot water being delivered instantly, if all of the store is used up, you would have to wait before you would be able to use hot water again.

Gas-powered boilers tend to deal with this problem much better, so if you live in a larger home and regularly need the use of water in multiple places at once, then their may be better boilers out there on the market for your needs.

Based in the Bristol area and looking for an oil boiler?

There are a lot of factors that go into choosing what boiler is right for your home, that’s why we’re here to help. Get in touch with us on 07723 009256 or here on our website.

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