Oil Boilers

Replacing your Old Oil Boiler

Oil fired boilers can be just as compact as gas boilers; wall or floor mounted, clean and quiet. The two most popular choices of oil fired boiler are standard (conventional) or combination (combi) boilers and these are both available as condensing boilers.

There 2 main types of boiler:

Standard (conventional) Boiler

If you are replacing an older model of boiler, the chances are that you will have a standard (conventional) boiler. A typical conventional system incorporates a boiler and extended controls, a feed and expansion cistern, and a hot water cylinder (usually in the airing cupboard), which is often fed by a cold water storage cistern located in the loft.

This type of system is most suitable for larger households where hot water is needed on demand and in significant quantities for heating, baths, washing machines, dish washers and so on.

Combination (Combi) Oil Boilers

The high efficiency condensing combi or combination oil boiler is an ingenious space-saving idea, and an increasingly popular choice in British homes. In fact, combination boilers now account for well over half of all the new domestic boilers installed in Britain every year.

Condensing Oil Boilers

Both standard and combi boilers are available as condensing boilers. Condensing oil boilers are designed to recycle the heat with an extra heat exchanger so that the hot exhaust gases are used to pre-heat the water in the boiler system, therefore reducing energy consumption and costs. Condensing boilers cost a little more but the energy savings will repay that extra initial investment in 2 to 4 years of normal use.

Mark Thompson Heating is an approved installer for Worcester Bosch and other manufacturers, also a past winner of national Worcester Bosch installer prize

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