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Admin please re locate if I've put this in the wrong section.

We are waiting to move into another property and it's got a very smelly oil combi boiler in it.
Seeing that the old council house has had a massive L shaped extension put on it some time ago.
We are thinking of buying a new oil boiler and locating it outside the house at the rear of the property.
However the fitter said he would price for an LPG system too.
Can anyone tell us the benefits of either over the other system and the fuel tank.
We have a large oil tank in the garden.


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I am not an oil installer, so i have to admit to be biased towards LPG.

I don't think there is much in the cost difference of running either these days and LPG also gives you the option of having a gas hob or fire fitted as well.

LPG should be cheaper to install and I think most boilers are somewhat smaller in physical size, indeed most are just natural gas adjusted/converted to run on LPG.

Not much difference in price of annual servicing, although I believe oil boilers may be slightly more expensive and will need new jets quite regularly, adding to the cost.

I also think that LPG boilers will be a lot quieter in operation.

They both have siting constraints for the oil/LPG storage, but oil has more environmental regulations if near ponds/rivers etc.

Hopefully the installer who is quoting is a god honest chap who can give you the specific fors and againsts only possible whilst at your home, seeing what is involved.

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The chap doing the job comes highly recommended from a friend who is a plumber.
The house has a huge gas range cooker only a couple of years old.
However they sited the gas bottles right next to the oil tank which the fitter will be moving a fair distance away for safety.
The oil tank is'nt very old but the old boiler honks and wont surprise me if it's leaking.
We plan to use whichever for heating and hot water
We also have a log burner in the front room which is just used for heating.

I had heard that to get a lpg tank most companies lock you into a couple of years contract to cover the cost of the tank.
Also the previous owners were part of a co-op for the fuel oil.


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