Heating oil is a great option for many home-owners to keep their house warm, but one that many don’t know about. It isn’t widely used, but those who do use it can actually reap many benefits.
If you are reading this, you most likely use a typical gas heating system in your home, right? Whilst there is nothing wrong with this, you could save yourself some serious energy and money by exploring other options.
Plus, not everyone has access to the national grid – 10% of homes are forced to use other methods, which may actually benefit them in the long run.
Oil central heating is the most common alternative to gas, so tends to be used in homes located in more rural areas or big homes with many rooms to heat up. Despite it being used by so many people, it isn’t widely known about.
Here is everything you need to know about this home heating method.
What is oil central heating?
Oil central heating involves a large amount of oil being stored in a tank at your property. The oil can be used in combination with an oil boiler, where it acts in the same way as gas to heat water, which then heats the radiators around your home.
There are two types of oil that can be used to heat your home, which are different in their burning times. However, it is worth opting for the safest and cleanest option if possible, which is kerosene.
How much does it cost?
The amount of heating oil required will, of course, affect the price. Most storage tanks can hold around 1000 to 2000 litres therefore with the average home using around 1400 litres per year, you shouldn’t require too many deliveries of oil.
If you find the right company for you, you should be able to split your oil costs over the year, as you would with other heating methods like gas.
If your family is considering using oil central heating, professionals can help with the entire process, from installing your tank and boiler if necessary, to making sure you get your supply of oil delivered exactly when you need it.
One thing to keep in mind when considering using oil central heating is the initial installation costs. The equipment needed to heat your home is significant in size so you would need to pay for the time and effort required to transport and place your tank etc.
If you compare this to the potential savings you could make in the long run though and the fact that your oil tank can last you up to twenty years, it’s definitely…
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