LPG price myth

When you live or work in a rural area, you may well find that the building is off the mains gas grid. That might seem off-putting, but it does give you a number of options with regards to your fuel supply.

One option that has had a lot of press coverage in recent years is LPG, or liquid petroleum gas. LPG is generally a much greener way of heating your home, especially when compared to oil, which is usually one of the only other viable alternatives in rural areas.

There are many myths surrounding LPG and one of these is that because if its many advantages and green credentials, it’s a lot more expensive than heating with oil. Unfortunately, that simply doesn’t stack up. A large number of customers — and that number is growing all the time — actually pay far less per year for LPG fuel than they do for conventional oil or electric heating.

Supply and demand plays a big role in this. More and more customers switching to LPG because of its green credentials, but also because the higher efficiency of LPG and lower ownership costs allow them to save money in the long-term. With LPG pricing improving all the time and LPG gas suppliers reporting a continuing rise in customer numbers, the number of people switching to LPG continues to grow.

Efficiency is also effectively bringing down heating costs, particularly in relation to new boilers and technology which increases the efficiency of heating systems, meaning that less fuel needs to be consumed and thereby reducing the cost to the consumer. Over the lifetime of a boiler, switching to LPG seems to yield significant savings for both commercial and residential consumers with a number of additional benefits, including a greener, cleaner fuel source and a level of fuel thefts that’s so low as to be practically unheard of.

Prices are being driven down through suppliers using greener fuels to lower CO2 emissions — something which is likely to become ever more valuable as time goes on and the government commits itself to lowering carbon emissions. So, embracing LPG as a cleaner, greener fuel source is not only advisable environmentally but also economically in more ways than just the bottom line of fuel bills.

For the home consumer, lowering CO2 emissions is something that we’re all keen on, particularly when it enables us to save money. Choosing Calor over other lpg suppliers can save you even more, with customers switching to Calor from other suppliers saving on average £280 a year. Switching to Calor for your LPG supply means you can keep your existing tank, too, reducing the amount of upheaval.

At the time of writing, Calor are offering £250 of free LPG to new customers switching to them, giving an effective saving of £500 to customers moving from another LPG gas supplier to Calor. With even more long-term savings to be had by switching from another fuel source, there’s never been a better time to switch to LPG from Calor.