For properties in rural areas of the UK without access to mains gas, an oil fired boiler is an alternative solution.
Oil is more expensive than gas, and an oil boiler will therefore cost more to heat your home than a gas boiler. However, with recent improvements to the efficiency of oil boilers, this gap is starting to close.
How do oil boilers work?
An oil-fired boiler will heat water to be used within radiators and taps within the home. The main difference is that an oil boiler requires a constant supply of oil, which will need to be stored in a tank at the property.
Condensing oil boilers are available and are usually the most efficient option. They will typically store the hot water to be supplied around the property, rather than an instantaneous water supply as is common with gas boilers.