Environmental concerns have, quite rightly, become much more important to our customers, and we are committed to providing cost-effective heating solutions that are kind to the planet. Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) is a game changer for homes in Cambridgeshire and East Anglia currently with oil heating. Unlike alternatives such as heat pumps, HVO allows households to keep their existing oil heating systems for the long term, including oil tanks and radiators, while not requiring hugely expensive purchases of a new full-house heat pump and major insulation upgrades. Heat pumps could cost some rural households £20,000-30,000.
HVO is derived from wastes, residues and vegetables oils and is 100% fossil fuel free and sustainable. If all oil-heated homes switched to HVO, up to 90% of greenhouse gas emissions would be eliminated and emissions such as nitrogen oxide would be dramatically reduced. There is currently little awareness about HVO in the UK. Some people may be surprised to know that households in East Anglia can already order HVO instead of their normal heating oil, from suppliers such as Crown Oils. As households migrate to HVO over the coming years, the modest price premium for HVO over conventional heating oil is expected to disappear.
All the replacement oil boilers we supply are HVO ready, which means that they can run on HVO without modification. Existing oil tanks can store HVO without issue and there is no drop in heat output, meaning existing radiators will continue to be as effective, so there are no additional replacement costs. This means that replacing your old boiler with a new boiler would provide you with a future-proof and environmentally friendly heating system, which:
- runs perfectly with traditional heating oils, achieving extremely high efficiency levels (97.4%). This means that you would significantly reduce heating oil usage, potentially saving you huge sums annually, as described in our article Replacing Your Existing Oil Boiler with an Ultra-Efficient Model Can Save Over £20,000.
- runs perfectly with HVO, delivering the same ultra-high efficiency levels as with traditional heating oil. This gives you the flexibility on when, or if, you move over to HVO to dramatically lower emissions.
We are very excited about HVO as it secures the long-term future of oil heating in a cost-effective way for households. It also means that there’s never been a better time to install a replacement oil boiler – to achieve substantial reductions in heating oil costs in the short-term while being able to operate with environmentally friendly HVO when, and if, you choose to migrate to this new fuel. To us, this seems the best of both worlds.
For more information or to get a free quote for an oil boiler replacement, please contact us now.
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