LPG Boiler Installation in Oxford(9)
LPG boiler installers in Oxford
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LPG or liquid petroleum gas boilers are a popular choice for properties that aren't connected to the gas grid in the UK. These boilers function in a similar way to standard gas boilers. By burning LPG, this produces energy that’s used to heat your water and radiators. The main difference is that LPG needs to be regularly delivered to your home to fill up your tank.
Currently, around 4 million homes in the UK aren't connected to the network and if you fall into this category, you can use oil or LPG to heat your home. If you choose to use LPG, you’ll need the right boiler that is compatible with LPG, a storage tank where you can keep your LPG, and a supplier who can make regular LPG deliveries.
What size LPG tank do I need?
This will depend on the size of your home. For the average home, a standard 1,410 litre tank will be sufficient but larger homes will require a larger storage tank. You can also choose whether your tank is positioned above or below ground. Above ground tanks will need enough air flow, while below ground tanks require little maintenance.
If your home isn't connected to the gas grid, your two main options are oil or LPG boilers. So, let’s look at the pros and cons of choosing an LPG boiler over an oil boiler:
Pros of LPG boilers
Cheaper to buy than oil boilers
Very efficient, running at at least 90% efficiency
Fewer carbon emissions than oil boilers
Generally quieter and smaller than oil boilers
Available in many different sizes, brands and models while you have less options if you choose an oil boiler
Cons of LPG boilers
More expensive to run than oil boilers
Require a large tank to store the fuel
Require regular deliveries of LPG, although oil boilers also require regular deliveries
What types of LPG boiler are available?
Throughout the UK you’ll find three common types of boiler; combination, regular and system. These boilers are all popular and each come with their own pros and cons. Below we’ve summarised the different types of LPG boiler to help you choose the right option for your home:
Combination LPG boilers
These boilers heat water as it’s used, rather than storing hot water in a tank. Combination boilers are energy efficient but if you use a lot of hot water, they may not be able to keep up with demand.
Regular LPG boilers
These boilers are very popular in the UK but you’ll need to set aside a large amount of space to keep the boiler tanks. Regular boilers are generally cheaper than other boilers but can be less efficient than their alternatives.
System LPG boilers
These boilers only need a hot water tank so take up less space than regular LPG boilers. They’re capable of supplying water to multiple taps or showers in your home simultaneously. However, you’ll need to plan in advance as the water needs to be heated before it can be used.
The price you pay for a new LPG boiler will vary depending on the following factors:
Make and model of boiler you choose
Whether you need new pipework
Your existing boiler set up
How complex the installation is
If your boiler needs to be installed in a new location
If you need a storage tank installed
Once you’ve considered the above points, you need to choose your new boiler. So, how much does an LPG boiler cost? Well, the average cost of an LPG boiler is £4,300 + VAT, so you’ll need to budget more than you would for a gas combi boiler.
LPG boiler installation cost
Once you’ve paid for your new LPG boiler, you’ll need to pay a professional boiler fitter to complete the installation. As we mentioned above this price will vary, however, the average LPG boiler installation cost is £3,000 + VAT.
To learn more about LPG boiler installation, read our new boiler cost guide. There you can find detailed information about every type of boiler, including average costs and benefits.
Are LPG boilers expensive to run?
Compared to mains gas boilers, LPG boilers are expensive to run. However, if your home doesn't connect to the grid you won't be able to access mains gas. Rates will vary between suppliers and how energy efficient your home is, but for the average house, LPG boilers cost around £1,125 a year to run.
If you’re planning to invest in an LPG boiler, you’ll want to make sure you hire the right tradesperson for the job. When looking for LPG boiler installation in Oxford, consider the following points:
Your installer should be happy to answer your questions
Your installer should be qualified as a Gas Safe registered engineer
Your installer should have experience fitting LPG boilers
Your installer should be happy to visit your home and give you a quote
Your installer should be friendly and professional
Can I install an LPG boiler myself?
To be blunt, no. It isn't safe to work with gas if you don't have the proper qualifications and experience. Gas is dangerous and any mistakes you make could have disastrous consequences. Legally, your LPG boiler should be fitted by a Gas Safe registered engineer.
Want to speak to LPG boiler installers in Oxford?
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One way of finding an LPG boiler installer is to try our free search feature. Type in your postcode and we’ll display a variety of engineers near you.
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