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Oil fired boilers Kirkton are particularly popular heating options in parts of the country that have little to no access to natural gas. They are also as quiet, clean and efficient as other types of boilers and can be installed outside if necessary when space in the home is limited. All work done on Kirkton oil boilers, from installation to maintenance to repairs, must be done by an Oil Firing Technical Association (OFTEC) registered technician.

Oil, LPG, or Electric Boilers for Rural Areas

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People who live in rural areas do not have access to natural gas, which is widely recognized as the most cost-effective and cleanest fuel for home heating. This means they need to choose from another fuel, and the three most common are oil, LPG, and electricity.

  • Oil - The oil used for heating boilers in the UK comes from petroleum just like LPG. Heating oil and the oil you put in your auto are similar, but not the same. It’s a mid-weight oil that is heavier than traditional petrol but not quite as heavy as diesel fuel.
  • LPG - LPG stands for liquified petroleum gas, typically propane, which is essentially just gas condensed into a liquid that homeowners can store on their property. Whereas LPG and heating oil are very much alike, LPG produces more heat by volume, making it more efficient.
  • Electricity - Finally, homeowners who live in rural areas may choose electric boilers, as well. Some models are up to 99% efficient, but even in this case, it’s often more expensive to run an electric boiler than a traditional gas option.

When to Choose an Oil Fired Boiler

While it’s true that oil is costlier than electricity and not quite as efficient as LPG, there are still some benefits to choosing an oil fired boiler over other styles. One of the newest benefits is the ability to use renewable oil in your home. Refineries have worked hard to create heating oils that are blended with biodiesel, thereby reducing dependence on foreign oil and carbon emissions at the same time.

OFTEC

The Oil Firing Technical Association represents the oil heating and cooking industries in the UK and the organization certifies technicians and engineers ensuring that they have adequate skills and qualifications to install and work on Kirkton oil fired boilers. OFTEC has established standards of competence for people working within the industry, and by ensuring that workers maintain a high level of standards, OFTEC helps keep oil boiler companies reputable and consumers safe. This applies to workers who are performing safety inspections, repairing leaks and other problems as well as installing new oil boilers.

Things to Consider When Selecting a New Oil Boiler

When looking to replace an old boiler, cheapest is not always best. The most important considerations are safety, efficiency and the ability of the boiler to handle the size of the home or building. Oil fired boilers Kirkton that are too small will not provide adequate heat or hot water while boilers that are too big will cause unnecessary expenses. The size of the boiler needed for a particular house is determined by the size of the house and how well it is insulated. Other considerations include the number of showers, baths and sinks; how many rooms need to be heated; the size of the radiators and whether or not the house has a terrace.

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Various Types of Oil Boilers

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There are different types of Kirkton oil fired boilers including regular boilers, system boilers and combination boilers each with unique characteristics. Regular oil boilers store hot water in large tanks, system oil boilers take up less space because all components can be housed in the boiler case and combination oil boilers are able to heat both radiators and water instantly. On April 1, 2007, the UK passed a law mandating that all oil fired boilers Kirkton installed from that point forward must be condensing boilers in order to reduce carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere. There are few exceptions to the 2007 mandate.

Condensing Oil Boilers

Oil fired boilers of the condensing variety are more efficient than the traditional types of oil boilers that have been on the market for many years. Carbon dioxide gases that would normally be emitted into the atmosphere through the flue are condensed, recycled and used to heat the water. This significantly reduces the amount of carbon dioxide emitted annually into the atmosphere by boilers, and as old oil boilers are replaced with the new condensing versions each year, the UK’s carbon footprint is further reduced. The condensing version of Kirkton oil boilers has the added bonus of being more energy efficient and costing less to operate.

Advantages and Potential Disadvantages of Using Oil Fired Boilers

There are a few advantages when it comes to using oil fired boiler units, and these include:

  • They tend to provide more heat per BTU than most other forms of heating sources. However, an on-site storage tank is needed for the oil.
  • Oil fired boilers normally cost less than their gas counterparts to install, but the cost of purchasing oil can sometimes be more expensive than buying or paying for gas.
  • Although oil fired boilers are easier to service more regularly, long term maintenance of them can be fairly costly because the build-up of dirt and soot must be dealt with often. Oil filters have to be changed often and chimneys need to be cleaned regularly as well.

Kirkton Oil Boiler Costs

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Just as there are different types of oil boilers, the costs to purchase, install, maintain and repair them may vary as well. Energy costs may vary too as the cost of oil fluctuates. The size of the boiler and the particular brand will affect the price too as will the area in which the boiler needs to be installed. One way to get the best price from qualified oil fired boiler companies is to take advantage of our network of certified professionals and apply online for free direct quotes.

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Your Kirkton oil fired boiler questions answered

Oil fired boilers are cheaper to run than some of the other options. They are much cheaper than electricity and less expensive than natural gas. While there is some waste, it is negligible, and the boiler is able to provide a steady and constant heat.

Oil fired boilers often represent a large initial investment, sometimes upwards of £6,000. The systems also require constant maintenance, and can be very problematic if not properly maintained. The exhaust system is also prone or problems, but these can be easily mitigated with constant care.

Newer oil fired boilers are designed to be as energy efficient as possible. Older models may suffer in the efficiency department but proper maintenance and repair can help maintain the peak efficiency throughout the life of the boiler.

The average cost of an oil fired boiler is approximately £2,300. Normal installation cost will run between £600 and £1,000, depending on the difficulty of the installation and whether or not old boiler equipment needs to be hauled away.

Tanks should have a double wall with a spill container directly underneath it. This spill container will catch any oil that might happen to leak from your tank before it becomes a major spill.

The only time you should attempt to install an appliance such as an oil fired boiler is if you are fully qualified and have been certified to do so. If these units are fitted by non-authorised persons, the warranty on them will most likely be voided.

Oil fired boilers are notorious for their tendency to become sooty and dirty in short order, so it’s vital that you have yours cleaned regularly to boost peak performance and keep it running as efficiently as possible. You should have your boiler system professionally cleaned and maintained at least once a year, but more often if you use your oil fired boiler for hot water as well as heating. Many companies offer cleaning and maintenance plans quarterly or biannually, and these can save you money.

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