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Oil BoilersOil boilers are not as popular, only being in an estimated 4 million UK households. This is mainly down to their inefficiency costing an average UK homeowner up to two hundred more a year than a condensing boiler. Another downside is the regular maintenance of the system can be costly. Thereby making them more of a liability when it comes to the harsher seasons.
Although they can be very effective for larger farm houses. Being very popular in the more countryside areas.
Being cheaper to run than the other two, costing you roughly £600p/a is very attractive to super scrimpers of the UK not to mention its highly energy efficient so you won't be throwing your cash out the window when you turn it on!
Naturally there are some downsides to the system. You have to manually clean it, but you can always buy self a cleaning one for a bit more. And the estimates are around a staggering £7,000-£13,000 for a sustainable biomass boiler which might cause you to shy away, but there's still another upside that you have to consider.