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Are oil boilers energy efficient?

Are oil boilers energy efficient?

Around 20% (4 million) of UK homes are not connected to the main gas grid. This means that they cannot use natural gas to heat their homes. Of these 20% of homes your heating is likely to be via oil fired heating system, LPG, solid fuel of electric.

Oil fired central heating systems is the most popular option for those off-grid. However, a question you may be asking your self is are oil boilers energy efficient?

How efficient are oil boilers?

Typically, a new condensing oil fired boiler will have an efficiency of 93% which is highly efficient and inline with the natural gas counterparts.

If you have an older noncondensing oil boiler the efficiency levels may only be around 50%-60%! Oil is a highly efficient fuel.

Best oil boiler brands

Leading manufacturers such as Worcester Bosch and Grant both manufacture award winning Which? best buy boilers.

For example, the Worcester Greenstar Heatslave II is the UK’s most popular oil combi boiler suitable for small, medium, and larger homes. There is also an external Heatslave II oil combi boiler.

If you require a heat only oil boiler the Greenstar Danesmoor utility or external are also great options.

Worcester oil boilers typically come with a 7-year warranty if installed by a Worcester accredited installer giving you great peace of mind.

Equally the Grant oil fired boiler range are endorsed by the Energy Saving Trust and come in both combi and heat only options. With outputs of 12-70kW this makes Grant a great option for larger rural properties. Many of our customers have grant oil boilers and the natural choice when it comes to a replacement is a new highly efficient grant boiler.

Grant oil boilers can also attain a 7-year warranty if installed by an accredited installer such as Total Energy Services. They are one of the most efficient oil boilers on the market and their Nox levels exceed current requirements.

In summary, new condensing oil boilers are highly energy efficient. Oil is more efficient than natural gas and LPG, this means every £1 you spend on fuel is providing you with a great return.

What next?

If you are looking for an oil heating engineer in Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire or Hampshire Total Energy Services team of local OFTEC engineers who are experienced in all types of oil-fired boilers.

We also offer free, no obligation new boiler quotes for all properties. Call 01258 472132 or fill in the enquiry form below.


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