LPG Boiler Installation

What is an LPG boiler?

LPG is an acronym for liquefied petroleum gas. Whilst they work similarly to standard gas boilers, LPG boilers are powered by this liquid petroleum gas from a storage tank rather than the gas mains.

How does an LPG boiler work?

An LPG boiler works in a similar way to both natural gas and oil boilers in that the boiler burns the fuel to produce the energy needed to heat water from the main supply. This hot water can then be used as central heating to warm the radiators in your home and to supply your taps.

The main difference between natural gas boilers and both oil and LPG boilers is that the fuel needs to be delivered and stored in a tank at your home, rather than being connected to an ever-present supply. As a result, to introduce an LPG heating system to your home, you will need an LPG gas boiler, storage tank and LPG supplier.

Pros of LPG boilers

LPG boiler cost

The overall cost of a new boiler depends on the brand of the model but starts at around £400, which is considerably less than an oil or gas boiler.

This does not include the installation cost of a new LPG boiler and the cost of an LPG tank, which will need to be kept in your garden either above or below ground, depending on your preference.

In terms of running costs, while the unit cost of LPG boiler installations is more expensive than oil, it is a more efficient fuel overall, meaning your heating bills are likely to reduce, especially if you are replacing an older less efficient boiler with a grade-A model.

Fuel emissions

Switching from traditional off-grid fuels to LPG is one way homeowners can be more environmentally conscious. LPG emits 30-40% lower carbon emissions than solid fuels and around 20 per cent less than heating oil.

Unlike oil, LPG boilers do not emit other harmful gasses such as sulphur and nitrous oxides.

What do you need to be aware of with LPG boilers?

LPG boilers do have their limitations, the most obvious of which being the fact that overall fuel cost is often more than conventional gas boilers.

Delivery is also something that homeowners need to be aware of, so it’s worth always being conscious of how full the fuel tank is so that you are not left without heat and hot water.
You will also need to invest in a storage tank either through outright purchase or rental payments.

Why choose Woolfoot for your LPG boiler installation?

Here at Woolfoot we have over two decades’ worth of history but have never forgotten the values upon which the company was founded.

All of our engineers are Gas Safe-registered and trained to address all types of boilers in the greater Leeds area. We are also continuously investing in developing the skillsets of the people within our organisation.