Central Heating Service and Boiler Repair
24 Hours Call Out
Tel: 01462 506051
I recommend this
company very highly.
They recently installed a
new combi gas boiler in
my property and from
first contact to the end of
the job they were first
rate in every respect:
A friendly, polite, helpful
and professional attitude.
Gas engineer James
was very professional
and flexible at the
estimating stage and
carried out the boiler
installation with good
The installation was
thoroughly tested and
proved, and the site was
left in a tidy condition.
Altogether an excellent
Peter, Finchley Road
Liquefied Petroleum Gas, widely known as LPG, is becoming more popular for a variety
of reasons. It is ‘greener’ than natural gas as it burns cleanly with no soot and very few
sulphur emissions, posing no ground or water pollution hazards.
It is more readily available now than ever before due to a growing network of suppliers.
LPG is also becoming the first choice with many consumers due to the current price
fluctuations involved with natural gas.
It is, however, very different to natural gas in some ways. LPG is heavier than air,
natural gas is lighter. LPG works at higher pressures compared to natural gas.
In some ways LPG needs to be approached and worked on with a different set of rules.
The Boiler Doctor understands this, which is why our engineers are regularly schooled
and tested according to which gas family they are working with. For everyone’s safety.
The most popular types of LPG are mixes that are primarily propane, mixes that are
primarily butane, and mixes that include both propane and butane. Please note that in
the UK propane is considered to be the best alternative to natural gas as it is not
affected by temperature. Butane is not easily vaporized at low temperatures, so we
would not recommend it for general use. Another benefit of propane is that it comes in a
variety of cylinder sizes and is therefore easier to store a readily available amount.
Propane cylinder sizes vary from 3.9kg up to 47kg. Larger LPG storage vessels are
called ‘bulk tanks’ and can be located above or below ground level. These ‘bulk tanks’
are common in domestic properties where there are several gas-burning appliances, for
instance boilers, cookers and fires. They are becoming increasingly more common in
commercial and industrial use as an alternative to natural gas.
The Boiler Doctor Services engineers are fully qualified, registered and insured to
install, test, maintain, service and repair all domestic LPG installations. Some examples
of LPG works we carry out are as follows:
• Cylinder Installation
• Pipework and Safety Devices
• Boilers and Water Heaters
• Cookers and Ovens
• Permanent Dwellings (Houses)
• Residential Park Homes
• Inspection and Safety Certificates
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