Boilers can be powered by a wide range of different fuels. Deciding which is best for you can be tricky and depends on things like your location, heating and hot water needs, and budget. If you need help making the decision warm.co.uk can help you to find an engineer and quotes. We work with professionals who can provide central heating and boiler installation Wolverhampton home owners will be confident in.
A breakdown of different fuel options
Boilers can burn gas to heat water to feed radiators and taps. There are two different options; natural gas from the mains and LPG from a tank. As a result you need to ensure the boiler you choose will work with the option you select. A converter may be necessary when using LPG. The benefits of this fuel are the lower costs and wide array of different boilers and heating systems that can be powered by it.
Many homes in rural areas use oil-powered boilers because they can’t access gas mains. Again there are quite a wide array of boiler and heating systems to choose from. The thing to be aware of is you need a storage tank for the oil. There are strict regulations to meet including placement and the sighting.
Some boilers can operate by burning different types of soil fuel including coal, wood, paper, and combustible pellets. The fuels tend to be very cheap but the fire in the boiler or range needs to be burning at all times. There may be some concerns with efficiency and safety as well.
These are similar to solid fuel in that they use pellets or wood chips. The fuels are therefore sustainable and cheap. The downside is that the boilers tend to be large and costly to install because a flue or chimney is needed. They also require regular cleaning because of the ash.
Electricity may be the most expensive of the fuels but boilers powered by it can offer many benefits. Most noteworthy, they tend to be compact and are quieter than other models. Users tend to set them to be on in the small hours when they are cheaper to run.
Warm.co.uk is here to help if you would like help deciding on what fuel to use. We can connect you to an engineer with the right knowledge and experience. In fact, we only work with professionals who provide central heating and boiler installation Wolverhampton home owners can trust in. Contact us today at 0800 311 8990 for free or complete our quote form.
Always seek advice from a professional
As you can see there are a number of different options in terms of fuel for your boiler. There are so many things to think about before you make the choice. Consulting an engineer is wise; they should be able to guide you.
The top things to keep in mind when considering a new boiler are:
- Your heating and hot water needs
- The size of the property
- Placement and additional requirements such as fuel tanks
- The cost and complexity of installation
- Operating costs such as fuel and servicing
- Efficiency and sustainability
Ultimately the aim should be to choose a boiler that you will be able to rely on for many years to come. As part of this you need to arrange professional installation. In addition you should keep on top of maintenance and servicing. A well kept machine is less likely to break down or lose efficiency.
The easy way to find an engineer in Wolverhampton
Warm.co.uk knows how stressful boiler problems can be. A fast solution is needed, whether it is a repair, service or new installation. Rather than calling different engineers yourself why not just call us or complete our contact form? It will save you time and we can get you quotes as soon as possible.
Importantly we work with engineers experienced with various types of boiler, including those powered by different fuels. Therefore, we can find you the exact service you need.