Published: Fri, 26 Jul 2019
If it’s new to you, using an oil-based system over any other can be quite daunting and you may not be sure what to expect. However, many households are starting to think more about their energy choices and how to be better for the environment. With this in mind, many are switching over to heating oil systems over any other. Heating oil, otherwise known as kerosene, has many benefits for households. In this blog, we explore just that and help you understand the advantages that heating oil can provide for you.
Saving money is something we all think about, so if you’re looking for a cheaper option when it comes to heating your property, heating oil could be the one for you. Heating oil is cheaper than other heating alternatives such as electricity, renewable energy, LPG and gas. Another factor that makes heating oil a cheaper option is because homeowners will own their own tank and won’t have to pay rental fees, unlike with LPG systems.
They also have the freedom to top up their tank as and when they please - summertime is the best season to do so as prices drop and the demand is not so high. Having a regular supplier of your heating oil is also a major factor as they may offer benefits and payment plans that could be cost-effective for you. If you're based near Bridgwater or in the South West, consider Western Fuel for you heating oil today.
If you’re looking for a good investment, an oil-based system is highly efficient as you get a good return for each unit of fuel you use. They perform at 90% efficiency, meaning that for every pound spent, 90 pence will be converted into heat to filter throughout your home.
In comparison to gas-based systems, this is a lot better as they only operate at 75% efficiency and, even worse again, an electric system will operate at 30%! This is mainly due to the fact that heating oil burns at over 70 degrees Celsius, making it hotter than both gas and electric-based systems, and will heat up the home a lot quicker.
One of the most important benefits of heating oil for both you and your family is that it is incredibly safe. It is not as risky as other systems like gas-based heating as heating oil is non-explosive and won’t burn in a liquid state, only when it’s vaporised. However, gas-based systems will explode if they come into contact with an exposed flame. On the other hand, heating oil or kerosene will only ignite with an oil-burner or furnace, giving you peace of mind that you and your household are safe.
At Western Fuel, we provide high-quality and affordable heating oil to domestic and commercial properties in Bridgwater and across the South West. For more information, get in touch with our experts today on 01278 431 451.
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