Thursday 7th September 2023
Liquid Gas UK is reminding off-grid rural homeowners to get their boiler regularly serviced to ensure their heating appliances are working effectively and safely during Gas Safety Week this autumn, 11-17 September 2023.
Spearheaded by the Gas Safe Register, Gas Safety Week is an annual event which sees the industry come together to encourage property owners to regularly have their boilers professionally checked to keep homes and businesses warm and safe.
Trade association, Liquid Gas UK has pledged its support for the campaign.
George Webb, CEO at Liquid Gas UK, says: “Qualified gas engineers and heating installers play a vital role in keeping us all safe and warm and are incredibly knowledgeable — their advice is invaluable to homeowners.
“It’s important off-grid homeowners who use an LPG heating system seek advice from a registered Gas Safe engineer, not just during Gas Safety Week, but also throughout the year, because they’ll be able to check your system thoroughly, allowing it to continue running safely and efficiently for many years to come,” he says.
Until recently, the Government’s focus on promoting heat pumps created a degree of uncertainty around future heating options for rural homeowners with conventional boilers.
However, there is now recognition that a mixed technology approach is needed to reach Net Zero and off-grid homeowners have been given more flexibility to futureproof their boilers by switching to alternative fuel sources, such as renewable liquid gas.
Mr Webb explains that the UK Government has recognised renewable liquid gases (RLGs) as part of the future heating energy mix for off-grid homes in the Biomass Strategy. This, he says, should re-assure off-grid customers to hang on to, and look after, their boilers.
“RLGs are a ‘drop-in’ fuel compatible with most existing LPG systems and the industry is taking huge strides to rapidly develop and deploy these gases at scale. This means any homeowners who rely on LPG boilers to heat their homes can continue to use these systems in the years to come.
“Getting boilers serviced regularly will ensure existing LPG systems can keep running effectively and allow homeowners to benefit from RLGs in the future,” he says.
To find a registered gas engineer in your area, visit https://www.gassaferegister.co.uk/.
To learn more about RLGs, visit https://offgridgreen.co.uk/how-sustainable-are-renewable-liquid-gases/.
The trade association for the LPG and bioLPG industry in the UK