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LPG, or Liquid Petroleum Gas, is a combination of both butane and propane stored under a moderate pressure. Since LPG is approximately 250 times denser as a liquid compared to a gas, you can store relatively large quantities in a pretty small space. This means it is a feasible alternative for both rural and urban homes that are not on the natural gas grid.
In general, LPG boasts the least amount of carbon emissions of all other fossil fuels available to homeowners, emitting just about 20% less than CO2. More and more people are opting for LPG boilers. They are the ideal solution for any size of home. You just need a fuel feed and a storage tank that can be kept in the garden or installed underground.
The LPG tanks hold around 1,000 to 2,000 litres and you refill them through a tank delivery. You can even automate the delivery so that you don’t forget to reorder. You can also fuel the tanks via exchangeable cylinders and bottles. Whichever you prefer, you can shop around for the best fuel deal to suit your needs and budget.
LPG boilers do require regular maintenance, and there may be times when you require Manchester LPG boiler repairs. Whether you need a repair or a service, your boiler will be able to run more efficiently afterwards, saving you money in the long-run. Regular services will further help to identify any issues early on and help prevent future breakdowns and repair bills.
An annual service for your LPG boiler is relatively the same as a mains gas fed boiler. Things that the technician will look for when inspecting your LPG boiler include:
- Checking to ensure that your boiler has been installed as per the manufacturer’s instructions and the current gas safety regulations.
- The technician will carry out a flue gas/combustion analysis.
- The burner will be cleaned if needed.
- The technician will conduct a visual inspection of the chimney or flue.
- Check for spillage of fumes on any open flue appliances
- Check for the correct burner gas/pressure rate
- A visual inspection of the chimney or flue
- Testing of safety devices and checking for the right amount of ventilation
- Lubrication of the fan
- Inspection of all moving parts
- Inspection of all electrical connections
- Check for the right polarity and electrical safety
When inspecting LPG boilers, technicians will also check the integrity of the case seal on any room sealed appliances.
A gas boiler has several moving parts that tend to wear out with use. They are just subject to wear and tear, which means that as your boiler ages, so the likelihood of a breakdown increases. That’s why regular inspections services are essential to pick up on repair any issues before they become major problems. Technicians are careful in their fault finding and analysis of LPG boilers when they do breakdown, since no one wants to waste time and money on unnecessary repairs. It’s worth trying to fix a part before it needs to be replaced altogether.