There are several factors to consider when selecting the right size oil boiler for your home. These factors dictate whether financing a new boiler is worth your investment.
In areas where natural gas is scarce or inaccessible, rural residents often choose to install an oil burner for their heating needs. This is because the cost of heating a property using an oil boiler is often more affordable than the expenses associated with connecting to the local gas main.
The first factor to consider is the size of your home. To ensure that all rooms in your property are effectively heated, it’s important to choose an appropriately sized oil or gas boiler that corresponds to the size of your property. The larger your property the bigger your oil boiler needs to be. The size of a boiler is measured in kilowatts, the amount of energy the boiler outputs, rather than its physical dimensions. For an average 3 or 4-bedroom house, a small or medium-sized boiler of around 24-30kW would be sufficient. A house of this size heated by oil would usually require a cylinder with a 250-300 litre capacity.
Other factors to consider include the type of fuel you want to use, the age and condition of your current heating system, and your budget.
If you’re looking to install a new oil boiler in your home, contact our team for expert advice and installation services. Our experienced heating engineers can help you when you’re in the process of choosing the right boiler for your needs and ensure it is installed safely and efficiently. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.