Central Heating Oil Prices and Costs

Summary of Central Heating Oil Prices
Price Range = 60.28  to 69.05 pence per litre
Average Cost = 62.78 pence per litre
Cheapest Price = 60.28 pence per litre

Related Guides: Central Heating Cost Guide, Oil Boiler Prices, Oil Combi Boiler Prices, Oil Boiler Servicing Costs

If you live in a large rural property, or a home situated far away from the nearest city centre that isn’t connected to up to any gasworks, then oil-based central heating could be your best option. These days oil-fired boilers are becoming more and more readily available from local tradesmen and the major international suppliers. Plus as long as you have oil tank stored somewhere on your property, you don’t have to worry about being cut off – oil central heating gives you much more control over your heating system.

The cost of heating oil will vary depending on how much of it you need and where you live. The following central heating oil prices are for 500 litres of Kerosene 28 heating oil to be delivered to a London postcode:


Delivery Time

Pence per Litre


Total cost

 Fuel Fighter  Up to five working days




 Fuel Fighter  Up to ten working days




 Boiler Juice  Up to five working days




 Boiler Juice  Up to ten working days




 Cheap Heating Oil  Up to five working days





Central Heating Oil Boiler Costs
Price Range = £1,201.04 to £2,454.76
Average Cost = £1,788.16
Cheapest Price = £1,201.04

Oil Central Heating Prices

Before you switch to oil-fired central heating,  you should be aware of  the initial costs of buying and installing oil central heating. The following oil central heating installation costs should be able to help you formulate a sensible budget and see what kind of oil-based boilers are available.  The oil boiler prices listed below from Plumbnation.com do not include labour charges:

Standard Oil Central Heating Boiler

Oil Combi-Boiler

Worcester Danesmoor £1,295.99 Worcester Greenstar £2,200.85
Grant Vortex Pro £1,201.04 Grant Vortex £2,454.76

Depending on the size of your property, an oil fired combi-boiler might be the best option. Oil combi boilers are slightly cheaper than traditional system boilers, costing on avergae £1,500 – get more oil combi boiler prices.

Oil Fired Central Heating Installation Costs

Once you have chosen the model most suited to your home, you will then have to look into the cost of installing oil central heating. According to calor.co.uk, most installation costs come in anywhere between £3,500 to £8,000, averaging at around £6,000. This might sound like a large lump sum to pay all in one go, but this fee usually includes a high-quality storage tank for oil and free delivery on all the necessary equipment; and anyway, the cost of oil central heating really does work out to be highly efficient – so before you know you will be getting your money back in reduced fuel bills!

If you are sensible and remember to conserve energy in the home, oil fired central heating costs and the price of central heating oil don’t have to break the bank. Reset temperature controls to make sure you’re only using up energy when somebody is in the house and if you go away for a while, don’t rely on the boiler settings to turn the heating off – just a flick of a switch can save a lot of money.

Oil-fired central heating is generally quite low maintenance and your system shouldn’t require much in the way of repairs. To keep your central heating in top condition though, you should look into having your system regularly serviced.  So although it might seem like a huge investment, central heating oil prices UK aren’t beyond a sensible and feasible long-term plan for homes without a gas connection; just be sure to compare a number of different quotes before you choose a new boiler!

*Source: Fuel Fighter, Boiler Juice, Cheap Heating Oil, plumbnation.co.uk, calour.co.uk. Prices are accurate as of October 2012.

Mrs Dawn Muggridge says:

Hi I’m looking at buying a property in ip24 area and it has no gas mains source to street. So I was looking at oil or gas storage tank. How much is the question to install a 3 bed bungalow approx so I can work out if I can afford the up grade from night storage heaters.
Thank you dawn

mjackson says:

Hi Dawn,

The best thing to do at this stage is speak to a professional who will be able to advise you on the best energy type as well as quote for any work you need doing.

You can do so by filling in out online forms for the energy types you are interested in.

Thanks again.

Mark @ ServiceMagic

Victoria Mcaleese says:

Hi there we live in Crumlin northern Ireland and looking at a property that currently has solid fuel heating and are looking at prices to install oil central heating.

mjackson says:

Hi Victoria,

In order to receive official quotes from local contractors, an offer would have had to be made and accepted on the property in questions.

If that is the case please fill in our online oil central heating form and we will aim to match you with up to 4 local companies who will each contact you in order to arrange the quotes.

If you haven’t had an offer accepted and would like a guide prices – please see below

Before you switch to oil-fired central heating, you should be aware of the initial costs of buying and installing oil central heating. The following oil central heating installation costs should be able to help you formulate a sensible budget and see what kind of oil-based boilers are available. The oil boiler prices listed below from Plumbnation.com do not include labour charges:

Standard Oil Central Heating Boiler Worcester Danesmoor – £1,295.99
Grant Vortex Pro – £1,201.04

Oil Combi-Boiler – Worcester Greenstar £2,200.85
Grant Vortex £2,454.76

We hope that this information helps and please feel free to get back to us should you require further assistance.

Mark @ ServiceMagic

kenny samson says:

can anyone tell how long 500 ltrs of oil will last?
I have never use oil heating and am thinking about renting
a property that has it installed
many thanks

mjackson says:

Hi Kenny,

It would depend on how much of it is being consumed by the tenants therefore i would recommend contacting a local oil heating company and asking them if they can provide further information.

Mark @ Servicemagic

SAdson says:


Can someone tell me how much I should add to the price of an oil boiler for labour and other parts etc. I’ve got an old boiler in my new property that looks like it was born in the 60s. Thinking about replacing with a new unit, but not sure about the costs. The boiler sits on the floor in the kitchen. The tank is just outside my back door.

Any ideas what labour rate to exepect? What’s the rough cost for the total job?



mjackson says:

Hi Sadson,

Thanks for your post.

Please feel free to fill in our online request form and we will aim to match you with up to 4 local contractors who will call you in order to arrange a convenient time for them to visit you and provide you with a free quote.

We also have a cost guide should you wish to get an idea of price without having to speak to a contractor.

sushil singh says:

hi there.
is “CENTRAL HEATING OIL” better for skin eczema sufferer compared to “CENTRAL HEATING GAS”? my daughter has moderate dry skin problem and thinking of installing the central heating oil instead. please adv. thank you.

Ken says:

I have an oil fired heating system. It heats the radiators and the hot water. The problem I have is the hot water tank is not holding the heat.. It is hot when the heat goes off at 10.30pm at night but next morning the tank is only hot in the top third of the tank. I have checked for leaks. I.e tied up the ballcock of the cold water tank in the roof space and check if any water escaped. Also around any valves and joints.

elizabeth says:

i would like a quote for 3 bedroom bungalow for oil central heating

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