Domestic Heating Oils and Fuels.
Almost all of the domestic central heating systems in Britain use 28sec oil, also known as kerosene. This fuel burns a lot more cleanly than other heavier oil products such as the likes of gas oil (35sec), and it can also be used in kitchen ranges.
Some domestic oil suppliers have added additional lubricants to kerosene in order to enable the fuel to be pumped to the boiler more easily, since the sulphur content of oil has dropped.
For most systems, this isn't necessary, as more modern kinds of pump have been designed to operate effectively with low-sulphur fuels.
Most british businesses have a boiler, which is generally used in order to heat premises, although some are also used for the heating of things like water, oil or even steam - for use in industrial processes.
No boiler is 100% efficient - about 20% of all the heat that is generated through our boilers is lost up the chimney – though this heat loss rate can rise to 30% or more if boilers are not properly operated or suitably maintained.
Big savings can be made by reducing the amount of energy lost at this key stage in the heat generation process.