The Difference Between Gas And Oil Boilers Choosing between a gas and oil boiler is an important decision for most households.
You want to ensure you have the best heating system available, offering
fantastic efficiency. So, what is the difference between the two boiler options
and which should you choose?
Mark Hinton &
Son Plumbing & Heating Ltd install, repair and service all gas and oil
boilers. Working throughout Bristol, we can offer any services or advice you
require regarding boilers. What Is The Difference?
Of course, the main difference is that one boiler is powered
by oil and the other gas. However, there are many more differences between the
two boilers which could mean one is more suitable for your home. The majority
of homes use gas heating systems to power their home but if your home is not
connected to the national grid, this is where LPG or oil boilers and heating
systems become more common.
Both gas and oil
boilers have their own benefits and
downfalls which can make it ideal for a particular home. They also offer high-efficiency levels, ensuring they are effective throughout the year as long as
you choose a dependable and high-performance model. Are Oil Boilers Better?
Oil boilers are available in more places whereas natural gas
boilers are not readily available to every home. If your house is not connected
to a gas line, oil is the best alternative and can always be installed to your
property. Oil can be delivered and stored in your home, ensuring your boilers' performance will not drop. This availability makes it a great choice for all
homes and the only option for homes without a gas line.
Some oil boilers are also becoming more environmentally
friendly compared to previous oil boiler and heating system models. As some
oils are now mixed with biodiesel, this will burn cleaner than a traditional oil,
making it a great option for domestic properties. You may also find oil boilers
more manageable, as you are in full control of your heating. Without the need
for electricity or a gas line, you control how much oil is available and when
your oil boiler is functioning.
Why Choose Gas Boilers?
Whilst both oil and gas boiler prices continue to fluctuate,
gas boilers are commonly cheaper, so you would be saving money when choosing a
gas boiler. Furthermore, despite the recent impact of biodiesel mixed with oil,
gas boilers are still the greener option when choosing your boiler type.
With gas boilers, you are dependant on the national grid and
your electric functioning for a gas boiler to work. However, this also means
you do not have to store oil anywhere around your home. Although storing oil
can be beneficial in some situations, it will consume some space in your home
and you may need to restock regularly. This is never a problem when using gas
Should You Choose Gas or Oil Boilers?
Gas and oil boilers both have their benefits and your choice
can often be dependant on what is available and most affordable, with a high-performance
and efficiency still guaranteed. With oil boilers, if you cannot store oil or
have it regularly delivered, this can become a problem for you to maintain.
However, if you have no connection for a gas boiler then this is certainly the
best option for your specific needs.
As gas boilers are often a slightly cheaper option, whilst
not needing to store any oil or have this delivered to your home, gas is the
most popular option for a reason. This can make gas boilers much easier to
maintain and therefore when you have the option of gas boilers, it is usually
the right choice.
Whether you require the installation, repair or servicing of
gas and oil boilers, Mark Hinton & Son Plumbing & Heating Ltd can
always meet your needs. We make sure your boiler always offers the best
possible performance. Make an enquiry and call us on
01454 880 017
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