If you’ve recently moved home and your new home isn’t on the mains grid, you’ll have discovered that you have a number of options when it comes to choosing your fuel source. The information can seem confusing at first, but it doesn’t need to be.
For most people who are sited off-grid, your choice will be a fairly straightforward one between oil and LPG. There are other options available, but for most people these will be the main choice to be made. There are benefits to both options, but on the whole LPG is a far more efficient way of heating your home and will generally save you money in the long-run. It also has the benefit of being a much cleaner, greener fuel source and as such is likely to benefit as the government continues its commitment to reducing CO2 emissions.
LPG is a highly efficient fuel, which gives you a good return on every unit of energy. It’s far more efficient than oil, and even though the per-unit price is higher, this is falling as more and more people move over to LPG. There used to be horror stories of people running out of LPG before their delivery arrived, but suppliers such as Calor now install sophisticated monitoring systems as standard which automatically trigger a delivery when your supply is running low, ensuring that you don’t run out.
If your property hasn’t previously had LPG, you may need an LPG boiler installation. This can often be carried out by your supplier as part of your overall installation plan, and once it’s set up you can start saving money and enjoying a far more practical, efficient fuel for your home. Your LPG-fired boiler will heat water, supplying central heating through your radiators and hot water through your taps in much the same way as a conventional form of boiler. Many boilers designed for mains gas can be easily converted to use LPG with a simple LPG conversion kit, which will cut down on the disruption in your home as it may mean that you don’t need a new boiler to be installed at all.
Your storage tank can be sited above ground or underground, keeping it out of sight with the only part visible being a small green cover over the valve, allowing your delivery driver to top up the tank more easily. Additional storage methods such as LPG cylinders are available for properties where above-ground and underground storage methods are not practical. In short, any property can make use of LPG and there’s a storage solution to suit all needs.
Switching to a supplier such as Calor for your LPG supply can save you a lot of money, and not just in the long term. Calor are offering a free LPG tank installation when you switch your energy supply to LPG with Calor, making the savings even more impressive. Even taking the relatively cost of switching into account, the long-term savings can be had much more quickly than with many other forms of heating, and that’s just one of the reasons why so many people living in off-grid homes are switching to LPG for their fuel supply.
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