Most homeowners rely on the mains gas and electric supply. Many people have turned to alternative forms of heating. Why? There are various benefits you can avail yourself of when you convert to using oil in your home rather than gas or electricity.
One of the biggest benefits of switching to using oil for heating your home is that it won’t burn up or become explosive while it is still in liquid form. That only happens when it is vaporized. For instance, it is so safe that you could, in theory, light a match and then throw it into an oil container and it will simple extinguish itself in just a few minutes. Not that we are necessarily suggesting that you experiment with that and try it. Domestic heating oil needs to be heated to a temperature of well over 60-degrees Celsius before it will ignite.
Another aspect of heating oil that makes it safer than many alternatives is that leaking oil does not explode.
You Can Have your Supply Delivered Directly To Your Home
One of the reasons you may be put off switching to using oil to heat your property is you are concerned you will not be able to find a local supplier. Fortunately, many cash-on-delivery oil suppliers are operating out there.
When you find a reputable supplier, it is a good idea to stick to them for all further deliveries of home heating oil, because you may qualify for loyal customer rewards and reduced prices.
You Own The Oil Tank
When it comes to other heating fuels, LPG Gas, for instance, the tanks containing the fuel are normally rented out to you from the supplier. The rental costs for tanks of LPG and other fuels can vary significantly from one supplier to the next. Heating oil is a completely different thing as the tank is normally bought at the same time the heating system is bought and installed. Therefore, rather than paying the rental fees on the tank as well as regular oil top-ups, you are only paying for the regular top-ups.
Better Performance Than Alternatives
A key benefit of switching to oil is that it performs better than other fuels. Oil normally burns at 70-degrees Celsius, which is hotter than natural gas and electricity. As a result of this, it means that a home heated by oil will warm up much faster. Furthermore, oil is also a more efficient form of heating fuel than the alternatives.
Long-Lasting System if Maintained Correctly
Another thing that may have been preventing you from investing in a home heating oil system in the past is the thought that it can’t last as long as gas or electrical systems. However, the good news is that, with regular cleaning and maintenance, a home heating oil system can provide you with a very long and reliable service.
It is, of course, up to you, whether you switch to an oil heating system for your home or not, but as you can see there are plenty of great benefits in favor of making that switch.