Oil Central Heating
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Oil boiler central heating systems remain one of the most popular heating systems in Irish homes. It’s been estimated that 700,000 Irish homes use oil as their primary central heating system.
Oil central heating is considered a “Wet” heating system. This means that an oil-fired boiler heats water before pumping this water through the central heating system. This is very similar to how a gas central heating system works.
The major difference between oil and gas central heating is that gas is directly piped into the home while an oil boiler relies on oil being delivered and pumped into an on-site tank.
Usually, this tank is installed in the home's garden and is connected to the main property through underground pipes.
Most oil central heating systems are controlled using a thermostat located in the home. Individual radiator thermostat valves can also be found on individual radiators. Oil boiler thermostats can also be programmed to turn on during specific periods of the day, ensuring a property is warm and hot water is available.
Modern central heating systems can also be connected to apps making an oil central heating system even easier to control.
Advantages of Oil Central Heating Systems
Oil central heating systems are so ubiquitous because they offer a homeowner numerous advantages.
- Easy to install
Most homes in Ireland are set up for oil heating systems. Oil heating systems can be easily integrated with a home’s pre-existing central heating infrastructure.
- Low Running Cost
As oil needs to be delivered to your home, it allows the homeowner to shop around for the best deals from oil providers.
- Easy to Maintain
Modern oil boilers are robust and long-lasting. They can also be easily maintained and repaired by professional plumbers.
Oil Central Heating FAQ
How much does oil boiler repair cost?
This depends on the nature of the issues. Factors such as worn out parts, or physical damage to the oil boiler will affect the price. Lambe Plumbing offers free no-obligation quotes on all our oil boiler repairs.
What type of oil is used in oil central heating systems?
Most oil central heating systems in Ireland use kerosene oil.