Oil Boilers and LPG Boilers
Oil and LPG Heating Choices
Are you ‘off-grid’? Thinking of alternative heating?
MANY people live in homes ‘off-grid’ without mains gas, frequently in rural areas – and the fuel must be driven by lorry and pumped into a tank connected to your home, or in the case of LPG delivered in bottles or to a bulk storage tank.
A core part of an oil or LPG system is the boiler. Aura Gas supplies and fits a range of these boilers, many by Worcester Bosch Group including Best Buys recommended by consumer group Which?
Both systems are similar, heating water via the boiler to distribute around the home as running water from taps or to keep properties warm via radiator or underfloor central heating (although some domestic oil systems use warm air heating).
It is estimated that just under three million UK homes are off the mains grid. Researching on the Internet, you’ll probably be unable to tell if one of these domestic fuels is going to be cheaper to run than the other.
Non-mains oil-fired and gas boilers
The UK Parliament decided against regulating the cost of fuels used in non-mains areas after an OFT (Office for Fair Trading) inquiry a few years ago.
If you must use or have chosen an ‘off grid’ fuel for heating at your property (or perhaps you are ‘hedging bets’ with energy prices often fluctuating), we explain below some of the main differences between heating oil and LPG.
Key LPG and oil-fired boiler differences
In north America, gas boilers are a main cause of death from carbon monoxide poisoning! (Do consider investing in a carbon monoxide detector)
Save up to £350 a year on energy bills
To enjoy hot water and heating that can cut gas energy bills by 40%, apply for a free new/replacement oil boiler quote today from Aura Gas (enter your postcode at the top of this page). It is also possible to enjoy installation of a new boiler for your home at no cost – check our boiler grants section for information. We supply and install leading makes of boilers including Which? Best Buys from Worcester Bosch. A detailed quote is prepared by our surveyors at a home assessment at no cost to you. You can book a surveyor to visit you on a day and time that suits you using our ‘instant booking‘ online calendar.