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Free LPG Boilers

Free LPG Boilers

 

 

If you have Expensive  LPG Boilers  in your home, you should take advantage of the Free Government Grants coming in in Eco 4 for Free Heating & Insulation Upgrades.

There will not be any grants for Free LPG Boilers to be exchanged  but you could qualify for a FREE HEAT SOURCE PUMP or FREE SOLAR as well as FREE INSULATION for your whole house.

You will need to be claiming a qualifying benefit and be a home owner to apply.

 

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Will There Be Any Free LPG Boilers Grants In The Future?

There will not be any Free LPG Boilers grants  on the new Eco 4 Scheme or in the future , we believe.

We do not anticipate any grants forthcoming in the future for LPG Or Oil heating due to the government move away from fossil fuel heating.

The last free boiler  scheme  for oil and LPG boilers  ended in 2018 with over 100,000 boilers being exchanged for free as part of the government Boiler Scrappage scheme.

Only non condensing gas boilers and gas back boilers  will be eligible for this grant.

Non Condensing  are boilers which are around 17 years old or older.

 

Heating With LPG – Very Expensive

As you will be aware, LPG heating is one of the most expensive forms of heating

LPG heating is is a lot more expensive than mains gas, but it’s a cheaper  option to installing electric heating if you are in an off gas area.
LPG boiler running costs are around 10.7p per kilowatt-hour, which means you’re looking at around £2.25  to run a 24 kW LPG combi boiler for an hour.
There are other costs too for renting tanks to hold the fuel.

 

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Will LPG boilers be banned?

The government plans to phase-out high-carbon fossil fuel heating, including LPG, in off-gas-grid homes during the 2020s.

This will force consumers to switch to alternative and greener options. This is why we believe there will not be any free LPG boilers in the future.

So when you need to replace your LPG central heating, you’ll need to consider renewable heating sources or electric as LPG boilers will no longer be on sale.

 

What Alternatives To LPG Heating Are Available?

Lower carbon options to replace LPG Heating are:

  • Ground source heat pump air source heat pumps,
  • Air source heat pumps
  • Solar water heating
  • Biomass boilers
  • Electric Heating

 

How efficient is an old oil boiler?

An efficient boiler makes a big difference.

If your boiler is more than ten or fifteen years old it may be worth replacing it with a modern condensing boiler.

These boilers can have efficiencies of around 95% while older boilers are typically 60–70% efficient.

 

Are LPG & Oil  Boilers Being Banned in The UK?

Yes, as part of the UK government’s efforts to reach net zero carbon emissions they have announced a ban for all oil and LPG and gas boilers being fitted in new homes  in the UK by 2025.

Alternate forms of heating such as Air Source Heat Pumps, Solar PV will be favoured from this date.

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What is an LPG boiler and how does it work?

LPG boilers work very much the same as a gas boiler except that for the fuel source.
LPG boilers use liquid petroleum gas which is stored in an external storage tank or bottles to heat water in the central heating system.
They produce hot water which can be used to provide heating or hot water for your taps.
They are commonly found in off gas areas with park homes being a particular favourite.

 

Are Oil Boilers Efficient?

Oil is a more efficient fuel than gas or LPG

This is because oil boilers use nearly all of the heat and additional gas that’s created from the burning of fuel, turning this into extra heating energy so there’s less wastage.

This means you’ll get a good return on every unit of energy.

 

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Oil Vs Gas Boilers – Which Is best?

An oil boiler should reach the same efficiency as a gas boiler.

According to building regulations, oil boilers must have an energy rating of at least 86 per cent, or A+.

A condensing oil fired boiler will usually have an efficiency of 90 per cent or higher.

 

What Is The Difference Between Gas And Oil Boilers?

The main difference between a gas and an oil boiler is the way the appliances store their fuel.

An oil boiler requires a tank to store the oil until it is needed, whereas a gas boiler doesn’t need to store gas because it is connected to the mains.

Oil boilers are very commonly found in rural areas and where there is no gas main.

 

Oil Tank Regs

The base of the tank must be strong enough to support the weight of the tank and its contents.

The tank must sit on solid ground, either concrete or paving slabs that are at least 42mm thick and that extend out at least 300mm beyond the perimeter of the tank.

If the tank is located quite close to your house, a fire wall must be positioned between the tank and your home.

 

The Cost of  LPG Tank Rental

There are 2 options for fuel tanks.
 You’ll have to pay a yearly charge of around £65 if your tank is above ground.   £130 if it’s underground.

LPG Central Heating

Around two hundred thousand homes which aren’t on the gas grid have to use LPG for heating. his is a very expensive way to heat your home.

LPG can fuel gas household appliances, including gas central heating and gas cookers.

The main difference between mains gas and LPG is that LPG is delivered by road and stored in a tank (rather than piped to your home).

You might have solely LPG central heating or use it as a back-up source if you have renewable heating or generate electricity from solar panels.

 How does LPG central heating work?

LPG central heating is usually a ‘wet’ heating system, where an LPG-fired boiler heats water.

This then provides central heating through radiators and hot water to your taps.

Some boilers designed for mains gas can be converted to use LPG.

You’ll need to store LPG in a tank outside your home and arrange for it to be delivered by tanker. Alternatively you can use bottles which are mega expensive.

 

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