Conserve Oil condensing boiler
Some oil condensing boilers can have an efficiency rating of as much as 91% which is 25% more efficient than a standard non-condensing boiler so switching to one could save you a considerable amount of money.
An oil condensing boiler uses the waste heat gases from heating your water to preheat the water entering the boiler so there is less of a difference in temperature to get the water to the right heat. This makes the whole system much more efficient as you will not need to use as much fuel.
If you replace your oil fired boiler, it is now mandatory that you replace it with a new condensing model. All new oil condensing boilers now come with an energy rating from A to G, and If you are replacing a ‘G’ rated boiler with an ‘A’ rated one you would be looking at a saving of up to £310 per year.
Oil condensing boiler Advantages
- Reduction in gas or oil bills as boiler is more efficient.
- Reduce your home's carbon footprint as less fuel is needed.
Oil condensing boiler Disadvantages
- Typical installation of a new boiler is around £2500 so quite a large initial outlay.
- There will be slight upheaval whilst your existing boiler is being replaced.
You can get grants for Oil condensing boiler, below are the schemes this is available with.
* According to data sourced from the Energy Saving Trust website.