Oil vs LPG
Oil vs LPG
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 isn't already installed, or your boiler is coming to the end of its life, 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 isn't already installed, or your boiler is coming to the end of its life, you may want to consider OIL Vs LPG and research which source of energy is going to best suit your future needs.
There are pros and cons of using either option. Both oil and LPG central heating are highly efficient, giving you a great return on every unit of energy. 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.
The Government’s Clean Growth Strategy aims to achieve clean growth and cut greenhouse emissions whilst ensuring an affordable energy supply to both consumers and businesses. LPG is a cleaner, greener source with which to heat your home.
Being highly efficient, oil fired central heating gives a great return on every unit of energy and is generally the most cost effective method of heating your home in rural areas where there is no mains gas supply.
You own your tank so there is no tank rental fee to pay. The tank is often bought when the heating system is installed and usually comes with a 10 year manufacturer’s warranty. Always check this with your tank supplier before purchasing your tank. With some other types of home heating fuels like LPG, tanks are usually rented from your LPG supplier, with rental costs varying from supplier to supplier
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.