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Types of oil boilers

Total Energy Services service, install and repair all types of oil boiler

We are oil boiler specialists working on oil boilers across Dorset and surrounding counties.

Modern a rated condensing oil boilers are much more energy efficient than traditional models, many new models reach efficiency levels of over 95% whereas older models may not even reach an efficiency of 50% meaning half the money you spend on fuel is not actually going towards heating your home.

Similar to gas boilers there are 3 types of oil boilers as well, the 3 main types are

  • Oil Combi Boiler
  • Oil System Boiler
  • Oil Regular Boiler

Oil Combi Boiler

Over 50% of all new boiler installation today are combi boilers, more compact than oil system boilers and oil regular boilers there is no need for hot water cylinders as water is taken directly from the mains, nor are cold water tanks needed either.

Therefore, with an oil combi boiler you can take advantage of the heating and hot water on demand, there compact design means some can even fit within a standard kitchen cupboard which is great if you would like to free up space within your home.

If you are replacing an older oil combi boiler for new oil combi boiler the installation tends to be easier and quick to install. Oil combi boilers also come with user friendly controls.

The size of your oil boiler depends on the size of your home and requirements, how many bedrooms, bathrooms and radiators. If you do have a number of bedrooms and the water pressure to your property is not particularly high this may not be the boiler for you.  Total Energy always recommend a professional and qualified surveyor attends your home to ensure you purchase the right boiler for your home.

The big difference from oil combi boiler and gas combi boiler is that an oil tank is still needed to provide the fuel.  The oil tank can be above or below ground connected to your boiler by pipework.

Oil System Boiler

Oil system boilers are also a popular choice, like the gas system boiler the main boiler components are within the boiler meaning you do not need water tanks. You will still need a hot water cylinder which stores hot water for when you need it. This means that you can take advantage of instant hot water, however if the tank has run low you may need to wait for the water to re fill and heat back up.

System boilers are good for those who perhaps already have a oil system boiler and do not want to spend additional funds converting oil boiler type.

Regular Oil Boiler / Conventional Oil Boiler

Regular oil boilers are commonly found in larger properties, or older properties that may not have a high flow pressure from the mains water. They can also be popular with modern homes which have a large amount of bedrooms and bathrooms where the demand for hot water in high.

Like system oil boilers regular oil boilers also require a hot water cylinder to store hot water. They also need a cold water tank and tank which balances the water going into the cold water tank.

Oil Boiler Warranties

No matter what type of oil boiler you have all leading manufacturers such as Worcester Bosch and Grant UK offer warranties on their boilers, these warranties can be extended up to a period of 10 years if installed by an accredited installer such as Total Energy Services.

OFTEC Technicians

We always strongly advise you only seek advice from OFTEC technicians as only they are trained to the highest standard for oil appliances.

 

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