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Boiler Fuel Types, Lincolnshire

Boiler fuel types

What are the different boiler fuel types?

Gas Boilers

Gas boilers are popular heating systems that use natural gas as their fuel source. They work by burning gas in a combustion chamber, generating heat which is then transferred to water to produce steam or hot water for heating purposes. Gas boilers are efficient and relatively clean, emitting fewer emissions compared to other fossil fuels.

Oil Boilers

Oil boilers utilise heating oil as their primary fuel source. These boilers operate by burning oil in a combustion chamber, heating up water that is circulated through radiators or underfloor heating systems. Oil boilers provide reliable heating, however as they do require the oil to be stored on the property they are more suited to rural properties with the space to do so.

LPG Boilers

LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) boilers are similar to gas boilers but use LPG as their fuel instead of natural gas. LPG is a mixture of propane and butane, stored in liquid form and vapourised for combustion in the boiler. LPG boilers are commonly used in areas where natural gas is not readily available, offering a clean-burning and efficient heating solution.

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