Natural Gas Boilers

A successor to Coal or Town gas Natural Gas is the most commonly used fuel for boilers in the UK.

Natural gas boiler controls

Natural Gas is normally the cheapest option when considering fuels for a boiler.

It is important to note that when considering a new or replacement boiler installation the gas engineer must take into account the gas pipe work to the boiler from the gas meter.

Natural Gas and LPG lose pressure over distance and when passing around bends and pipe fittings. Gas regulations and or the boiler manufacturers stipulate a minimum “Working Gas Pressure” at the gas valve on the boiler.

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If there is insufficient gas pressure at best the boiler will be inefficient and at worst could be dangerous. In any event, if the gas pipe is undersized and providing insufficient gas it is very likely that the manufacturers warranty on your new boiler will be void.

MTS Heating Services can help you select the right natural gas boiler for your use.

Frequently asked questions

Regarding Natural Gas Boilers

Compared to electrical heating, gas heating is typically less expensive. Obviously savings depend on several things, such as the area you live in, efficiency of your present gas boiler or water heater and your local supplier choices. As a whole natural gas is less expensive than electricity across most of the UK. Installing a new high efficiency gas boiler heating system could make you eligible for rebates from your local gas utility provider. With new high efficiency natural gas appliances it is possible to cut your natural gas bill up to 50%, as stated this does depend on having the highest efficiency ratings.

The production of natural gas is several times more efficient than electricity. The production of electricity uses a large amount of energy. On average only 30% of energy used to produce electricity reaches your home. That is a staggering 70% loss of energy.

On the other hand 90% of natural gas reaches your home after production, wasting only 10% of energy. Homes that use natural gas typically produce less negative impacts on our environment. In most cases, homes heated using natural gas produce up to 50% less environmentally damaging toxins that homes heated by electricity.

Of all fossil fuels, natural gas is far by the cleanest choice. Using natural gas lowers greenhouse gases and carbon emitted by your household. Natural gas also generates substantially less carbon dioxide than these commonly used alternatives.

  • 45% less than coal
  • 30% less than oil fires heating systems
  • 15% less than wood heating

Natural gas heating is a healthier alternative when compared to other heating fuels. A minimal amount of sulfur dioxide is produced by natural gas heating systems. Coupled with lower dissolved solids and airborne particulates, all of which can have a huge negative impact on the the environment, health of your family and pets. Today a well maintained and correctly functioning gas heating system produces nearly zero carbon dioxide.

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