What are oil boilers?
Oil-burning heating systems use oil to warm your home. Just as a gas boiler or a water heater use gasoline and water, respectively, as the fuel source, this kind of boiler relies on oil. The oil is made into a spray when it is pushed through a narrow nozzle, and then ignited with electricity.
Why are they useful?
There are many places in the country and the world in which it is difficult or expensive to get natural gas. This is where oil boilers come in: furnaces and heaters powered by oil are an alternative in places where natural gas is difficult to get ahold of, like the American Northeast. As a renewable fuel, oil is one way that you can heat your home conscientiously. Many domestic manufacturers now blend oil with biodiesel, meaning that you are that much less dependent on oil from foreign countries. Biodiesel also produces less air pollution than oil does by itself.
Different types of boilers
There are three kinds of boilers that run on oil: combination, standard, and system. Combination boilers provide hot water instantaneously, which makes them ideal for everyone (but especially the impatient). The downside of this is that it slows the flow-rate of the water, because it is being heated as it moved. Combination boilers are best for (more…)