Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG)
LPG Gas Engineers Installation, Maintenance and Repairs.
Domestic and commercial properties which now feature an LPG Gas Boiler Installation are on the increase across the entire country. GHS Heating and Plumbing have the qualifications and experience to install the very best, LPG boilers, from all leading manufacturers like Vaillant, Glow Worm, Intergas and Worcester Bosch in your property for a great value, fixed price.
What do you need to know about an LPG Boiler Installation?
Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) is a blended mixture of Propane and Butane which is usually stored in a metal pressurised cylinder. LPG is delivered through a normal gas pipe to the appliances. When compressed LPG is about 250 times denser as a liquid than a gas. This means you can keep quite a large quantity in a relatively small space, so there is no need to worry about running out. It is also a very viable alternative for rural properties or electric only areas. LPG is great for anyone off the natural gas ‘grid’.
LPG gas has the lowest carbon emissions of all the other types of fossil fuels. Producing around 20% less CO2 per kWh than heating oil. Not surprisingly there is trend of customers moving from oil boilers to LPG installations.
LPG boilers are the ideal solution for properties of all sizes. All you need is a storage tank and fuel lines installed. LPG tanks usually hold between 1000 to 2000 litres and are refilled by tanker delivery, which can be automated to avoid the need to remember to reorder. This is done either using your Wi-Fi or a GSM (mobile phone sim card) sending a signal to your supplier. Alternatively, they can be fuelled from exchangeable bottles and cylinders. There are several suppliers to purchase LPG from which means you can shop around for the best deal.
Where can it be used?
LPG’s greatest strengths is its versatility. With over 1000 different uses: in the home for heating and real flame cooking; in the garden for barbecues; in your vehicle to lower your transport costs; commercially in forklift trucks, farming, industrial heating, catering and caravan parks to name but a few.
Propane & Butane – What’s the difference?
LPG exists in two forms: Propane and Butane. The difference in their properties means that they are particularly suited to specific uses.
Propane’s lower boiling point suits outdoor storage and is primarily used for central heating, cooking and numerous commercial applications.
Butane, which doesn’t work in colder conditions, is best used indoors and is perfect for powering indoor portable heaters.
LPG as a Hybrid Fuel
In an ideal world, we would all satisfy our energy needs from natural sources such as the sun, wind or water. Research into harnessing energy from these natural sources is being pursued, but, despite these endeavours, energy from renewable sources will continue to satisfy only a fraction of the global energy demand for decades to come. The overwhelming majority of our needs will continue to be met by a range of fossil fuels. LPG is perfectly placed to accelerate the development of renewable energy by serving as a clean back up fuel for intermittent renewable sources.
So, to summarise LPG boilers are renowned for being better for the environment than other fossil fuels as they are clean and burn completely. Theft and leaks are also virtually impossible from the storage tanks used for LPG.
LPG fuel flows under greater pressure than standard mains gas, the boiler jets are smaller so running costs compare favourably with conventional natural gas boilers.
All leading boiler manufacturers offer LPG gas boiler models.