3 reasons to consider switching from electric to LPG heating in your home

If you don’t have access to mains gas and you currently rely on electricity to heat and power your home, you could be missing out. Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) could be a better option, and in this blog we take a look at three of the reasons why.

  1. Greener

LPG is a much greener option than many other fuels. In fact, it’s the lowest carbon fossil fuel currently available in rural areas. It burns with a high combustion efficiency, meaning relatively little of it has to be used and the emissions it produces are less harmful to the planet than most other fossil fuels. As well as generating very little carbon dioxide, it is low in nitrogen, sulphur and other particulates that contribute to air pollution. Also, in the unlikely event of a spillage, this fuel evaporates quickly without risk of water or ground contamination. So, if you’re looking to enhance your home’s green credentials, it could be worth switching to LPG.

  1. More convenient

This fuel is also easy and convenient to use. The tanks can be stored either above or below ground and your LPG provider may offer to install and maintain your tank for you, meaning you don’t have to concern yourself with these practicalities. For example, if you get LPG domestic gas from Flogas, the company can fit your tank and will remain responsible for its safe operation. It can also monitor your usage and deliver more gas as and when you need it so you don’t have to reorder yourself.

Meanwhile, LPG boilers are compact, meaning they take up minimal space in your home. They also require less maintenance than boilers designed to run on heating oil. In addition, LPG gives you instant access to hot water and heating and it allows you to cook on a highly controllable gas flame.

  1. Money saving

You stand to save money by switching to this form of energy supply too. LPG is efficient and can help you to reduce fuel wastage, meaning you stand to see a significant fall in your energy spending if you start using it. For an estimate of how much you could bring your bills down by, visit the websites of specialist LPG providers. You might be surprised by the level of savings available.

As well as these three advantages, LPG offers impressive flexibility. You can use it alongside a range of renewable energy sources and if you later get the opportunity to connect to mains gas, you won’t need to replace your heating system or appliances. You can simply adjust them.