Highly appreciated for a long time for its rapid heating and thermal comfort, the oil stove is not as successful today. It is certainly very economical to buy but its fuel is expensive and unecological. It is still less expensive in use than electric heaters and requires little installation work.
The oil stove: an economical stove to buy
The oil stove has long been used in homes because it has excellent calorific performance and it gives off a heat quickly and pleasant. What's more, its purchase price is relatively economical.
Count between 150 and 1500 euros depending on the model, the power and design chosen. In use, it is less expensive than an electric heater or electric stove and ensures thermal comfort. Please note that the oil stove can not benefit from the zero-rated tax credit or eco-loan because the fuel oil is considered to be a non-renewable and unecological fossil energy.
The purchase of your oil stove will be totally your responsibility. With this purchase, it will also be necessary to add the price of the fuel necessary to warm you every day.
An expensive fuel
If oil was considered a profitable energy to heat you 30 years ago, it is not necessarily the case today. Until the end of the 90s, the price per 100 liters of fuel fluctuated between 20 and 40 euros. Today, prices tend to explode because oil depends on oil price changes. Oil is no longer an interesting fuel and it is also expensive to heat you with gas or electricity. Count about 12 cents for one kWh while the wood will cost you about 5 cents. Even if the difference seems minimal, it is nevertheless feel on the heating bill.
Oil stove: ancillary expenses
In addition to the purchase price and the price of fuel, equipping an oil stove generates other ancillary expenses. As with most stoves (except for petroleum stoves or bio-ethanol stoves), you need to do some work to let the flue pipe through. Also be aware that this duct must be swept once a year to avoid any accident or risk of fire. We must also think about fuel storage. It is done in a tank most of the time or in barrels if you run out of space.