It is estimated there are around 4 million homes in the UK that do not have access to gas or electricity. A suitable alternative for people living in rural areas is to install an oil-fired combi- boiler.
Oil-fired boilers are one of the most cost-effective methods of fuelling a central heating system, although the price of fuel can fluctuate. Prices are typically 4.9p per 1KwH compared to 4.2p for gas and 16p for electricity or 6-8p on the Economy 7 tariff.
However, oil fired boilers are more expensive to purchase and install than gas or electric boilers. Estimated costs range between £4000-£5000 for the cost of the boiler and installation.