If you live in an area where there is no mains gas connected to your property,
The chances are you have an oil boiler to heat your home and an electric cooker to do your cooking on.
LPG stands for liquid petroleum gas, it’s just like natural gas but is stored in either tanks or cylinders within your property.
The property make up of LPG is slightly different tonaturalgas, but it’s still gas and works the same as natural gas.
It’s a cheaper way to heat your home as well as cook with.
You may have noticed when your oil boileris working that it is very noisy,
this is the oil being vaporized and blown into the igniter, it sounds a little like a hairdryer but louder.
When an LPG boiler is working compared to the oil boiler you may think something is wrong with the boiler because it’s so quiet.
Having oil means you must have a storage tank located somewhere in your garden, with LPG you have more options.
All that is required is that a new gas supply pipe is run from the tank into your property.
Its then out of sight and frees up space where the old tank once was.
This option will involve additional costs on top of the boiler conversion costs.
Normally four gas cylinders will be enough to run a homeboileras well as your cooking appliances.
Location of the gas cylinders will normally be on an outside wall of the property where they are secure and safe.
First, find an LPG Gas Safe Registered installer, explain your idea that you have been thinking about converting over from oil toLPG.
To find a registered installer visit the gas safe register online,
you can call them and discuss your needs, they will be able to give you details of 3 local LPG installers.
Once you contact the installer he can advise you on what the best options are for your property,
the gas storage location as well as the type of boiler you will need.
Most gas suppliers will supply the gas cylinders and the above ground tank free of charge,
Removing the oil boiler and installing a new LPG boiler is normally quite a straightforward job,
the pipework needs to be altered to connect to the new boiler.
If you want to convert you’re cooking facilities over to gas, then a new gas supply will also need to be installed.
When it comes to buying new cooking appliances, most can be converted to work with LPG.
Always check with the store that the appliance you choose can be converted over to LPG.
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