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The most common way to heat a home in the UK is via gas. However, in order for that to happen, the property must be connected to the gas grid — and that’s not always possible for a variety of reasons. The good news is that this doesn’t mean those homes have to live with cold weather. Instead, they can get their heat via oil. Oil boilers are effective and safe and a great option for people who can’t use a gas boiler. If you’re wondering ‘how do they work,’ then you’re in luck! We’ll run through that answer on this page.

How an Oil Boiler Works

If you know how a gas boiler works, then you’ll have a pretty good understanding of how oil boilers work. The only real difference in the heating process is the source of fuel. Oil boilers use oil, not gas! The heat warms the water, which is then transported around your property via pipes.

There is one main difference to be aware of, however. Gas boilers get gas from the grid; there’s nothing ‘on-site.’ Since there is no oil grid, homeowners with an oil boiler must keep their storage tanks within their property boundaries.

Contact Us Today for an Oil Boiler Installation

There’s a lot of merit in having an oil boiler. In some cases, it may be your only option. If you’re interested in adding one to your home, then get in touch with us here at L & P Heating, your local OFTEC-qualified experts.