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Posted: 13/08/2020

Heating Oil - the cheapest home heating fuel by far

Heating Oil  - the cheapest home heating fuel by far

The latest figures from the Sutherland Tables (UK Independent source of data on comparative UK domestic heating costs) recently tweeted by UKIFDA show heating oil remains by far the cheapest of all major home heating fuels.

The cost of heating an average three bedroom home in Great Britain with an oil condensing boiler is only £808 per year. This is going to reduce further as the oil price crash, caused by Covid-19, feeds into the figures.

The latest independent data shows that a 3-bed house with an oil boiler in Great Britain costs £808 a year compared to £938 for gas boiler, £1392 for air source heat pumps with underfloor heating, £1551 for LPG, £1819 for air source heat pump with radiators & £2084 for Electric.

This means Heating Oil is:

  • £130 cheaper than Mains Gas
  • Nearly half the price of LPG
  • A staggering £1276 cheaper than electric storage heaters
  • Over 50% cheaper to run than even the cheapest renewable heating option.


And with the Oil Market falling hard in the first 1/4 of 2020 the opportunity exists to halve your heating costs again with prices that have not been seen this century. 

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Sutherland Tables are not linked commercially to any supplier of fuel or heating systems and they provide comparative home heating costs for the most common fuels across a range of standard house types throughout the UK and Ireland. 

Sutherland Comparative Domestic Heating Costs Tables have been published regularly since 1976 and have become the most reputable and established source of independent and impartial information on domestic heating costs.

The Tables are complied quarterly and provide figures for heating an individual room using a variety of appliances including open and closed solid fuel appliances, gas and electric heaters, and fixed and portable LPG heaters.