Advantages and Disadvantages of Oil-Fired Boilers
If your house or apartment is not connected to the gas network, oil remains a reliable solution. It is an extremely efficient central heating fuel. Compared to the other electrical, non-gas central heating systems, oil-fired boilers will save you a lot.
The main advantage of an oil-fired boiler is that they are very energy efficient. At the same time, modern condensing ones are able to recycle waste flue gases, which makes them even more efficient. Also, they give you the freedom of changing the oil supplier any time you want.
One thing to keep in mind with this type of boiler is that oil prices can vary which could make you pay more for it if its prices are high. Also, since the amount of available oil for the boiler is limited, you will have to get refill deliveries on a regular basis.
Like gas boilers they will still need annual servicing and checks by a qualified Gas Safe registered engineer.
What Type of Fuel Is Necessary for Oil-Fired Boilers?
Most oil-fired boilers in the country function with kerosene. They can, though, be transformed to diesel if they are set up outside and they present a high-level flue.
Oil boilers are often placed outside the house but with proper flue positioning it can be possible to have it inside.
In case you require more details about the oil boiler services we provide in Glasgow, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly staff at Glasgow Boiler Installations.