Which is best for you?

Most off grid homes in the UK use oil for their central heating, but increasing numbers are choosing LPG to heat their homes. If you’ve purchased an off grid home and a modern heating system is already installed, you may want to consider OIL VS LPG and research which source of energy is going to best suit your needs.  The Government’s Clean Growth Strategy aims to achieve cl

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Which is best for you?

Most off grid homes in the UK use oil for their central heating, but increasing numbers are choosing LPG to heat their homes. If you’ve purchased an off grid home and a modern heating system is already installed, you may want to consider OIL VS LPG and research which source of energy is going to best suit your needs.  The Government’s Clean Growth Strategy aims to achieve clean growth and cut greenhouse emissions whilst ensuring an affordable energy supply to both businesses and consumers, and LPG is a cleaner, greener source with which to heat your home.

However, there are benefits to using either option. Both oil and LPG central heating are highly efficient, giving you a great return on every unit of energy.
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Both domestic heating oil and LPG are delivered by road and stored in a tank on your premises. Whilst LPG has one of the lowest carbon emissions of all fossil fuels available to homes, both fuels produce significantly less Kg CO2 per unit /Kwh than standard grid sources.

Oil fired central heating works in a similar way to mains gas central heating. The oil is burned to heat water, which is channelled to your radiators and your taps to give you central heating and hot water.

At Northern Energy, we supply fuel for both oil and LPG central heating. Get in touch and we can help you to decide which fuel is right for your home. If you are currently use oil and wish to change, we can also help you to make the switch to LPG central heating.

If you choose Northern Energy as your central heating fuel provider, you can get a fantastic range of additional benefits. Our Privilege Plus Package* provides added value and includes VAT paid deliveries, emergency boiler breakdown cover, easy payment options, an automatic refilling service and and is designed to help you manage your fuel bills, cope with unforeseen circumstances and even improve the efficiency of your home.

Both oil and LPG central heating users are eligible for our Privilege Plus Package*.

Please contact our team for more information.

*Terms and conditions apply.

  • The Benefits of Oil Fired Central Heating
    • Oil fired central heating is highly efficient, giving you a great return on every unit of energy. Not only that, but oil fired central heating is generally the most cost effective method of heating your home in rural areas where there is no mains gas supply.
    • Your own your tank. With other types of home heating fuels like LPG, the tank is usually rented from your LPG supplier, with the cost of renting your LPG tank varying from supplier to supplier. With heating oil, the tank is usually bought when the heating system is installed, and as such there is no on-going tank rental fee to pay.
    • Another benefit of heating oil is that once your oil tank is purchased it is usually covered by a 10 year manufacturer’s warranty. Always double check this with your tank supplier before purchasing your tank.
    • Most heating oil tanks are now ‘bunded’. This means that the tank is effectively ‘a tank within a tank’, making it more secure and reducing the risk of an oil spillage, providing the tank is in good condition.
  • The Benefits of Using LPG
    • Cleaner & Greener – LPG produces less carbon dioxide than oil and coal. It is naturally non-toxic, and produces up to 90% less carbon monoxide and 50% less smog compared to mains natural gas. On top of that, as LPG readily evaporates, it poses no serious environmental risks in the event of a spillage.
    • Convenient – Because LPG is delivered in pressurised, portable tanks, it can easily reach areas cut-off from the mains natural gas grid. LPG boilers are also more compact than other boilers, requiring less maintenance.
    • Safer – Though not without its risks, LPG usually contains an odorant, making it easier to detect leaks. Click here for more information on LPG Safety.
    • Secure – Heating oil is contained in large outdoor tanks, which are often targeted by thieves. Because LPG is a non-contaminating fuel, it can be safely stored underground, greatly reducing the risks of theft. Click here for more information on LPG tank installation.
    • UKLPG have made a handy guide to the benefits of using LPG, to find out more CLICK HERE

What our clients are saying

We had an exceptionally busy period at the pub in summer and ran out of gas from a delivery which would normally have lasted much longer. I rang Northern Energy mid-morning when we discovered our situation and they delivered within 20 minutes! We were all very impressed by the speed and helpfulness of the service which got us out of a potentially very difficult situation. Lunch service went on as normal in our pub.
Thank you, Northern Energy!
Mrs R - Publican
Excellent service , easy to order with polite efficient sales staff. Delivery drivers friendly and reliable, very impressed with all round customer service.  Mrs J
Your telephone is answered quickly and in a friendly manner followed up with call/message of delivery date. Mrs B
My husband and I are very pleased with your overall service and have recommended your service to other people round about. We rate you 10. Many thanks Mrs B
Yes I would recommend you, I score 10. The 'PPP' keeps my tank topped up, no VAT to pay. A very good efficient firm with nice friendly delivery men. Thank you Mr W
Been with you now since 2005 would recommend you to anyone Mr W
Always good service from ring (a day before) to say delivery is on it's way to the tank being filled up, thanks guys! Mr T
Last year I recommended you to my neighbour and he is equally happy with your service. Mrs S
I have just recommended your company to a friend who's just moved into a new home and uses oil. I have given you 10 in ratings. Mr M
We find the whole service really easy & efficient Mrs M
We are new customers, but the one delivery we have had came on time. The driver was very friendly and quick with no mess. Very pleased and no need to go elsewhere! Mrs D
I have always been very happy with the service I've recieved from Northern Energy and in fact have got you 2 more customers in the village. The delivery men are always courteous and I think that goes a long way! Northern Energy get a five star rating from me. Mr C
I am pleased with your automatic top-up system. It saves me worrying about running out and presumably saves you money if you can top up a group of neighbouring customers in one delivery - so win-win. Mr D
We have been very impressed with the service received from Northern Energy. The team are always very friendly and always willing to help in any which way they can. If we are cancelling a delivery there are never any questions asked. Recently we had a new oil tank fitted and the oil was delivered within two days of being ordered (we had allowed up to 5 days). Mr K
As a customer I love the all inclusive package of oil and maintenance that you offer. As a second home owner, we never run out of oil like we do ‘at home’ because you keep us ‘topped up’. Mr C

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