Is repairing your old boiler worth it?

Discovering your boiler isn’t working as expected is a stressful moment for everyone, but perhaps more so if you’re an off-grid homeowner who is reliant on an oil boiler.

Finding the right engineers and equipment to fix your boiler can be frustrating and time-consuming. With that in mind, is it even worth considering repairs for your oil boiler right now?

No better time to switch

There’s no better time to consider alternative heating options since an LPG boiler could prove an attractive transitional option for homeowners looking to move to a lower carbon-emitting fuel source and eventually invest in renewable energy.


LPG offers a pleasant alternative

Indeed, LPG produces fewer carbon emissions than oil and up to 33% less than coal, making it a more environmentally friendly choice that positively impacts your carbon footprint. As it also produces fewer ash and odours, and significantly reduces harmful emissions like nitrogen oxides (NOx) and sulphur oxides (SOx), it is a much more pleasant fuel to be burning in your home. LPG boilers also tend to be smaller and less noisy than oil boilers — especially older models.

As an added bonus, LPG can also be used for cooking as well as heating. Plus, it still produces a large amount of heat by volume — so it remains an efficient way to heat your home.


Many choices for new LPG boilers

With many LPG boilers on the market today, you’ll have a great deal of choice in the type and size of your next boiler. They cost a lot less than a new oil boiler too, starting at just £350 for basic models. Once you crunch the numbers, you may find it more cost-effective to switch to an LPG boiler instead of repairing your old oil one.


Simple installation

Finding a Gas-safe engineer to install your LPG boiler (and carry out any future maintenance and repairs if needed) is as simple as searching the online register. These registered experts can also help you choose a suitable boiler for your home size, ensuring the greatest fuel efficiency (and better energy costs) for your needs.

Switching to LPG doesn’t require a massive overhaul of your existing infrastructure either. Minimal changes to your system are required and, again, your Gas Safe Engineer or Flogas expert can help you understand this better for your home. These storage options can take up less space compared to oil storage and there’s a possibility of underground storage too.

If you’re considering repairing your old boiler, take a moment to explore your options for purchasing a new, more flexible and futureproofed solution. Switching to a fuel like LPG now can give you a more pleasant, warm home, compared to an old boiler that requires ongoing tinkering to work.

And once you’re ready to make the switch to LPG, Flogas is here to help. Our experts can answer any questions you might have about LPG provide a free no-obligation site survey. Contact us now.