Switching From Oil to LPG Fuel

Both heating oil and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) are used to heat homes that lack a mains connection to natural gas. However, LPG has a number of advantages over heating oil. Here are some of the best reasons for switching from oil to LPG.

When LPG is used in generating electricity as well as cooking and heating, it is described as combined heat and power (CHP).  I

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Switching From Oil to LPG Fuel

Both heating oil and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) are used to heat homes that lack a mains connection to natural gas. However, LPG has a number of advantages over heating oil. Here are some of the best reasons for switching from oil to LPG.

When LPG is used in generating electricity as well as cooking and heating, it is described as combined heat and power (CHP).  It is compressed up to 250x volume and delivered in pressurised steel containers. Unlike natural gas, LPG is heavier than air — it can flow and sink in low areas such as the basement. This has attendant risks of explosion or suffocation.

UKLPG have produced a great video to explain LPG and its many uses, CLICK HERE to view.

LPG and the environment

LPG is a mixture of hydrocarbons, mostly propane and/or butane, and has a number of environmental benefits over other common fuels. Refined from natural gas or petroleum, it burns without soot and with low emissions of sulphur. As it readily evaporates, there is no concomitant risk of water or ground.

Although LPG is a greenhouse gas, it produces less carbon dioxide than oil or coal.
Naturally non-toxic, it is one of the cleanest, greenest burning fuels available, which is one of the biggest reasons for switching from oil to LPG. LPG use produces up to 90% less carbon monoxide and 50% less smog compared with natural gas use.

The convenience of LPG

LPG is delivered in pressurised, portable tanks, meaning it can reach areas where mains gas cannot. Because LPG is a non-contaminating fuel, it can be kept in large underground tanks, out of sight. This means that there is far less risk of theft with LPG than with heating oil, which has seen a large increase in garden thefts over the last five years.

It is also quite safe. As LPG usually contains an odorant, such as ethanethiol, any leaks can be quickly detected by smell.

Boilers using LPG are more convenient than other boilers, as they take up less space and require less maintenance. They also have the advantage that, should the gas main extend to your site in future, all existing LPG appliances and boilers can remain in service – no replacements required.

LPG’s popularity

Countless people throughout the countryside rely on LPG every day. It powers grills, furnaces, fireplaces, water heaters and other appliances. Farms, hotels, restaurants and numerous other commercial establishments, as well as homes, depend on LPG.

LPG is especially popular as a fuel for cooking because it is ignites quickly, is easy to control, and delivers direct heat to cooking appliances.

Switching from oil to LPG

LPG clearly has numerous advantages over heating oil. It produces instant, controllable heat, and can be used in countless ways, outdoors and indoors. Because LPG burns cleanly and efficiently, and cannot spill, it is better for your health and the environment.

If you decide on switching from oil to LPG, just give us a call on  01423 770 793 and we will talk you through the process, assess your needs and offer you a package specifically tailored to your usage. Don’t worry, the switch process is easy and we will do the work for you!

 

What our clients are saying

We have just had a delivery this morning. The driver is new and I just wanted you to know how efficient he was and very friendly. He told us about your new vehicle which will be able to access hard to reach properties if the weather is bad and the big tankers cannot get access. Mr S
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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