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Hybrid heating systems


Hybrid systems (sometimes called bivalent systems) combine two or more heating technologies in one combined system. We recommend solar water heating and air source heat pumps as the best renewable technologies to partner with an existing oil heating system. It’s already possible to create a hybrid heating system using off the shelf components, but manufacturers are currently working on more complete solutions and these are likely to be available very soon.

Frequently Asked Questions

What level of carbon saving is achievable with a hybrid heating system?
Is it better to completely replace my oil boiler with a renewable heating system?
What are the advantages of a hybrid heating system?
What level of financial support might I receive if I install a hybrid heating system?
Why are system controls important?
Why it is best to use an OFTEC registered technician?

Further information

OilSave Consumer Advice Booklet