Replacing oil heating systems
& what you need to consider
What you need to know
Do you have an oil heating system that is 20 years old or more in your cellar? Then you can save a huge amount of money if you replace it. And for a simple reason: old boilers are not as efficient as new systems. Furthermore, oil heating systems have two major drawbacks. Firstly, the price of oil fluctuates considerably, which makes it difficult to calculate the actual costs.
Secondly, burning heating oil is particularly harmful to the environment. For this reason, the government provides attractive subsidies of up to 45% if you replace these systems. Consequently, the price of replacing oil heating is not even necessarily high.
Why you should replace your oil heating system now
If you have an oil heating system, you should not wait until the system breaks down to replace it. This often happens in the middle of winter when finding a quick replacement is extremely difficult. It is much more sensible and convenient to replace the heating system during the summer.
You can then calmly compare the various options, request quotes and have the necessary work done. Naturally, you can just have your old boiler replaced with a condensing boiler. This will save you money in the long run as condensing boilers are more efficient than older systems.
Replacing your boiler is also relatively quick as the existing oil tank, piping and radiators can continue to be used. Nevertheless, it is not absolutely the ideal solution as the CO2 emissions produced are still higher than those generated by other appliances.
Expert advice for thorough analysis
It can sometimes be difficult to keep track of the many available options and subsidy programmes. If you need any help, feel free to ask the WOLF experts at no cost to you and without obligation. Don’t hesitate to contact us for comprehensive advice.