Worcester Bosch Greenstar oil boiler installed in a kitchen

May 2020

There are approximately four million homes which do not have a connection to the main gas network.  Of these around one and a half million homes use an oil-based heating system.

 

Oil Fired Central Heating: How does it work?

 

An oil-based system of heating delivers heat in the following ways:

  • Radiators heated via steam
  • Vents emitting warm air
  • Hot water provided through baseboards

The system uses a thermostat to detect if the temperature in the room falls below the temperature it has been set to.  When this happens, a signal gets sent to the heating system so heat is generated for your home.

Sequence of how it works:

  • The boiler activates
  • A pump transfers oil from the storage tank
  • The oil is made into a mist and combined with air and pushed into the burner and the combustion chamber ignites the mixture.

 

Heating System Types

 

Warm air systems and Water-based work in different ways. There are two main types of water-based systems.  These are steam systems and hot water systems.

In the water-based system:

  • Water gets heated in a steel or cast-iron boiler and is then distributed around the home.
  • In hot water systems, heated water circulates through radiators or baseboards
  • In a steam system, water turns to steam before rising through the piping to the radiators.

In the warm-air type of system:

  • The air gets heated by a furnace
  • The blower component pushes heated air via ducts, and it comes out through vents in your home’s floors or walls.
  • Air is pulled back into the furnace via a return duct. This operates on a continuous cycle.
  • Waste gases created by combustion exit the system and your home by via a flue pipe.

 

If You are Thinking of Switching to an Oil Heating System

 

Oil bases heating systems offer comfort and economic benefits.  However, it is important that you carefully assess conversion costs before you make the decision to switch.

 

Costs of Conversion to an Oil Heating System

 

Below you will find a checklist that will aid you is assessing comfort and economic benefits against the cost of switching to an Oil based heating system.

  • Tank removal and disposal estimates of costs.
  • Comparable new heating system costs and the fuel type.
  • Efficiency ratings and associated heat output of the systems.
  • Cost of installation.
  • Price of fuel for the system.
  • Distribution charges / delivery charges.
  • Assess the fuel providers for your area. Are they a business that keeps to their commitments?
  • If your neighbours use an oil-based system:
    • Are they happy with their provider?
    • Could you save delivery costs by having a delivery at the same time?

 

Installing Central Heating Costs

 

Replacing/Upgrading your heating system has the potential to save you hundreds in a year.  With the exception of laying of pipework for the heating system it is a straight-forward activity for a qualified-installers.

As part of your installation it is very advisable to have zoned heating controls.  These controls if chosen break the areas of your home into different zones for heating.  Each floor of your property would be split into a zone with the system providing heating to particular floors at defined times.

 

Oil Central Heating: The Positives

 

  • Oil’s high efficiency gives a good return for every unit of energy
  • Modern condensing boilers make use of the hot flue gases. They are therefore 90% more efficient than standard boilers.

 

Oil Central Heating: The Negatives

 

  • Based on demand the price of oil for a heating system can fluctuate. It is also susceptible to things such as political unrest.
  • Due to oil being a road-based delivery system you have the potential to run out before you can get your next shipment. To avoid this issue, you have to plan your order ahead of your actual need.
  • Condensing oil-based boilers are for the most part floor standing. These require plumbing in order to allow acidic condensate fluid to be drained away.

 

Worcester Bosch: Oil-Fired Boilers

 

Worcester Bosch is well respected, and the leader in the market within the domestic side of the United Kingdom’s domestic hot water and heating industry.  They offer excellent solutions for your home if it is not attached to a mains gas supply.

Worcester Bosch have around 30 oil-fired boiler systems within their range.  This means they have a product to suit most homes.  They even have the options within their range for internal and external installation points.  Further Worcester Bosch oil-based heating systems are able to work with Worcester Bosh solar installations.

Below you will find some details on popular Worcester Bosch oil-based boilers.

 

Greenstar Range

Worcester Bosch’s Greenstar range is a:

  • CORGI boiler of the year award winner.
  • ‘Which’ magazine best buy award winner.

All the boilers covered by this range are ‘A-rated’ for efficiency.  They are engineered to provide the following at a low energy cost:

  • Domestic heat
  • Hot water
  • Low emissions

For your piece of mind every boiler is rigorously tested before it is allowed to leave the Worcester Bosch factory.

Greenstar oil boilers work at an efficiency of 90%. This means they rank as a class 5.  This is the lowest of 5 categories regarding nitrogen oxide emissions.

Worcester Bosch Combi Oil Boilers:

Greenstar Heatslave II:

The Worcester Greenstar Heatslave II is the UK’s most popular oil combi boiler.

This boiler has a sleek, modern design and is suitable for small, medium and large sized homes with one or two bathrooms.

Benefits:

  • Precise heating and hot water control
  • Smart modern design with controls concealed in a drawer
  • A range of models to meet the needs of smaller homes as well as two bathroom properties
  • Suitable for kitchen installation – fits underneath a standard kitchen worktop
  • Compatible with a range of optional controls for greater efficiency and comfort
  • Works with water heated by green sources such as solar energy and wood fired boilers for increased efficiency.
  • Eco hot water mode saves energy

Greenstar Heatslave II: External

This boiler is designed to allow it to be fitted outside.  It is appropriate for any size of home with up to two bathrooms.  It is designed with a strong cabinet that provides good protection in all weathers.

The boiler is designed to facilitate speedy maintenance and servicing due to its stainless-steel primary baffle.

This series of oil powered combination boilers have the Heatronic 4i control unit.  This unit means you will have smart and accurate control of the boiler.  This range of boilers is ideal where you have either:

  • A home with not a lot of free space.
  • No access to a gas main supply (E.g.: Rural areas)

Not only are the Greenstar boilers designed to work efficiently but they also have a keep hot facility that makes sure you have hot water instantly when needed.  Further this type of boiler also contains an ‘ECO’ function button.  This option overrules the ‘keep hot’ function. This helps you to be most efficient in your energy usage as hot water is only created as you demand it.

Benefits

  • It has a size that is compact so is ideal for the smaller home.
  • Works for homes where there is no or little loft space.
  • You have increased living space as there is no need for a hot water tank.
  • The issue of pipework in a loft space is reduced.
  • As there is less pipework required it means the installation costs less.

 

Worcester Bosch System Oil Boilers:

 

Greenstar Danesmoor System:

 

The Worcester Greenstar Danesmoor System is perfect for small, medium and large sized homes with a heating system that includes stored hot water.

With a simple heating control, and the option for a plug-in programmer, it is perfect for installation in your kitchen.

  • Range of heating outputs – perfectly suited to most homes
  • No need for separate pump and loft tank
  • Perfect for your kitchen or utility room
  • Optional 7-day programmer available for greater comfort and energy efficiency
  • Can be used with Greenskies solar panels for energy and cost savings
  • Compatible with Greenstore hot water cylinders

 

Greenstar Danesmoor System Utility:

Our Greenstar Danesmoor System Utility is perfect for small, medium and large sized homes with a heating system that includes stored hot water.

With concealed controls and compact dimensions, it is perfect for installation in your kitchen or utility room.

  • Range of heating outputs – perfectly suited to most homes
  • No need for separate pump and loft tank
  • Perfect for your kitchen or utility room
  • Concealed boiler controls.
  • Can be used with Greenskies solar panels for energy and cost savings
  • Compatible with Greenstore hot water cylinders

 

Greenstar Danesmoor External System:

The Worcester Greenstar Danesmoor External System boiler boasts the same features as the internal model.

This boiler is suitable for small, medium and large sized homes and is installed outside which frees up space within your home. The boiler is contained in a robust cabinet that protects the boiler in all weathers.

  • Green powder coated cabinet blends in with your garden and protects the boiler from the elements
  • Range of heating outputs – perfectly suited to most homes
  • Inbuilt frost protection
  • Can be used with Greenskies solar panels for energy and cost savings
  • Compatible with Worcester Greenstore cylinders

 

Worcester Bosch Regular Oil Boilers:

 

Greenstar Danesmoor Regular:

The Worcester Greenstar Danesmoor Regular boiler is perfect for small, medium and large sized homes with a traditional open vent heating system that includes stored hot water.

With a simple heating control, and the option for a plug-in programmer, it is perfect for installation in your kitchen.

  • Range of heating outputs – perfectly suited to most homes
  • Perfect for the kitchen or utility room
  • Optional 7-day programmer available for greater comfort and energy efficiency
  • Can be used with Greenskies solar panels for energy and cost savings
  • Compatible with Greenstore hot water cylinders

 

Greenstar Danesmoor Utility:

The Worcester Greenstar Danesmoor Utility regular boiler is perfect for small, medium and large sized homes with a traditional open vent heating system that includes stored hot water.

With compact dimensions, it is perfect for installation in your kitchen or utility room.

 

  • Range of heating outputs – perfectly suited to most homes
  • Perfect for your kitchen or utility room
  • Concealed boiler controls. Perfect for families with young children
  • Can be used with Greenskies solar panels for energy and cost savings
  • Compatible with Greenstore cylinders

 

Greenstar Danesmoor External:

The Worcester Greenstar Danesmoor External boasts the same features as the internal model.

This boiler is suitable for small, medium and large sized homes and is installed outside which frees up space within your home. The boiler is contained in a robust cabinet that protects the boiler in all weathers.

  • Green powder coated cabinet blends in with your garden and protects the boiler from the elements
  • Range of heating outputs – perfectly suited to most homes
  • Inbuilt frost protection
  • Can be used with Greenskies solar panels for energy and cost savings
  • Compatible with Greenstore cylinders

 

Greenstar Utility Regular:

The Worcester Greenstar Utility boiler is perfect for keeping the largest of homes and light commercial properties warm, and with a concealed control, this boiler is perfect for installation in your utility area or a boiler room.

 

  • Perfect for homes and commercial properties with a high heating and hot water requirement
  • Concealed boiler controls perfect for families with young children
  • Perfectly suited for installation in your utility area or a boiler room
  • Can be used with Greenskies solar panels for energy and cost savings
  • Compatible with Greenstore cylinders

 

Are you looking for a new Worcester oil boiler?

Please contact our professional ‘Add Heat’ staff who are approved Worcester Bosch Installers and they will be most happy to answer any queries you have on Worcester Bosch Oil powered boilers.

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