It’s not just the cost of heating oil that you can save on with a hybrid heating system; they can reduce your overall energy bills. Here’s how…
You’ll spend more on electricity (because it’s now heating your home too) – and standard rate electricity is about three and a half times more expensive than heating oil. But heat pumps can be three or four times more efficient than even the newest oil or gas boilers.
This means that a well-designed hybrid ASHP system can still cost less to run. This is particularly true if you run the system overnight to make the best use of a cheap off-peak tariff. And if heating oil prices go back up to their previous highs.
ASHP systems also qualify for payments under the Renewable Heat Initiative (RHI). So you’ll receive payments over seven years from the government for updating your system.
Then there are the benefits of switching to a hybrid heating system for the environment. There's no escaping the fact that oil's a dirty fossil fuel, which is contributing to climate change. Whereas the heat you get from your ASHP can be emissions-free if you take out a renewable electricity tariff.
Plus: buying less heating oil means you don't have to shop around regularly to find the right prices. It takes the stress out of constantly organising oil deliveries. And means fewer tankers travelling down your local roads.
Using less oil may also mean you don’t need to store as much. So you’ll be less at risk of damage from any leak – or losses should you fall victim to thieves. It could even let you reduce the size of your oil tank, making it easier to hide out of sight. So why not find out if you can upgrade your heating to a low-carbon hybrid system?
Upgrade oil or LPG heating to a hybrid heating system