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We spend a lot of money making our home our own little haven. Our central heating system is a vital part of a comfortable home, especially if you live in a country that isn’t particularly warm.
If you’re living in a property that has an old oil heating system, the chances are that you’ve thought about replacing it with a more modern heating system. Changing your heating system can be a costly project but there are many benefits to upgrading your system.
It Can Save You Money
Gas is up to 18% cheaper than oil. So an oil to gas conversion is going to start saving you money straight away. Oil prices are also very sensitive to price fluctuations due to weather, demand or even the current political situation. As oil is delivered primarily by large vehicles, bad weather can affect the ability of companies to deliver to your home, especially if you live in a more remote area.
In some areas, you can apply for a grant to help with the cost of installing your new heating system.
It Can Increase The Value Of Your Property
Out of date heating systems are a big downside for potential buyers. They won’t want an inefficient heating system or the hassle of getting a new one installed. You will likely have to drop your asking price, probably by more than the cost of a new gas heating system.
It’s Kinder To The Environment
Oil systems are damaging to the environment compared to other types of heating systems, producing up to 24% more C02. So if you are concerned about reducing your carbon footprint, then this is one of the most effective ways to do it.
Due to its effect on the environment. The government has pledged to phase out systems that use high levels of carbon fossil fuel.
Gas is supplied to your home in an uninterrupted supply, which means that you don’t have to make any emergency trips to buy oil for your system. It’s not as if you can just pop to the supermarket and pick some up.
It Takes Up Less Space
Modern gas boilers are generally a lot smaller than oil systems, so can be fitted into a smaller cupboard or space. There’s also no need to have an additional oil storage container, that can take up a huge amount of space on the outside of a property. You’ll be able to reclaim some of that garden space back.
It Makes Your Home A More Comfortable Place To Be
While there are many financial and ecological benefits of switching over from oil to gas heating, one of the biggest benefits is that it makes your home so much cosier. Imagine slipping into a lovely, hot bath without having to wait for the water to heat up first? You’ll have hot water and heating on demand without the need to go out and get more oil.