We’re about to dive into the world of LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) boilers, a fuel that’s as versatile as a chameleon with a jetpack – from keeping our homes roaring with LPG central heating to powering those steamy showers, LPG knows how to do it all, so, let’s uncover the ins and outs of LPG boilers.
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With approximately 4 million homes in the UK not connected to the natural gas network, many rely on alternative heating sources like oil boilers. LPG boilers offer certain advantages over other fossil fuel options, such as lower upfront costs and reduced carbon emissions.
LPG boilers operate similarly to natural gas or oil boilers, burning fuel to generate heat and water heating. However, since LPG is not supplied through a mains network, it needs to be stored in tanks and delivered to your home. To use an LPG boiler, you will require a suitable boiler, a storage tank, and an LPG supplier. Typically, the tank is kept outdoors and can be rented from the supplier. While LPG may have higher costs compared to oil, it is a more efficient fuel, potentially resulting in long-term bill reductions.
LPG boilers offer several advantages worth considering.
Firstly, their upfront costs are generally lower than oil boilers, with prices starting at roughly £400. In fact, LPG boilers can be over 50% cheaper than natural gas boilers.
Another benefit is their reduced carbon emissions. LPG boilers produce about 35% less CO2 than coal and 12% less than oil.
Additionally, if you’re replacing an old, inefficient boiler, LPG boilers are a viable option. They boast an average efficiency rating of around 90%, meaning minimal wastage and cost savings. Furthermore, their compact size makes them ideal for smaller spaces, such as park homes or smaller houses. Lastly, LPG boilers are widely available from trusted manufacturers, offering a wide range of options to suit your needs.
Despite the advantages, there are some considerations to bear in mind.
One drawback is the higher fuel costs compared to natural gas. LPG delivery can also pose challenges, requiring regular monitoring to avoid running low on fuel and potentially being left without heat and hot water.
Furthermore, the need for a storage tank adds an additional cost, either as an upfront purchase or a monthly rental fee. This is an aspect that differs from other fuel types.
In terms of boiler types, LPG boilers include heat-only boilers, LPG system boilers, and LPG combi boilers, providing domestic hot water (DHW) heating. Notably, leading boiler manufacturers like Worcester Bosch, Baxi, Glow Worm, Ideal Logic, Potterton, Vaillant, Vokera, and more offer a choice of LPG boiler options.
LPG boilers present an excellent choice for individuals seeking an efficient, compact, and affordable heating solution for their central heating systems, especially when natural gas is not available.
The lower upfront costs, reduced carbon emissions, high efficiency, and wide availability make LPG boilers a practical option. However, it’s essential to consider the ongoing fuel costs, potential delivery challenges, and the need for a storage tank. At Bind, we are here to assist you in finding the right heating solution for your home
Our team of skilled LPG engineers is available to assist you in determining whether an LPG boiler is suitable for your home. With a seamless LPG boiler installation, we can ensure reliable heating and hot water solutions to meet your needs.
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