Energy saving ideas to save you money

Switch to Calor and enjoy lifetime energy savings that make sense!

Reduce your energy costs

Updating your central heating system is an every 10 to 15 year decision and so it is important to consider all the lifetime costs. At Calor, we are confident that we can help you save over this lifetime versus the other alternatives.

We are always looking to make our pricing competitive as well as offering our customers savings on no tank purchase costs and hybrid renewable energy solutions for greener energy. So now would be a good time to switch your energy supply to Calor gas.

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Switching from

Oil

Ways to save with gas when switching from oil

Inefficient boiler

If your oil boiler is nearing 10 years old or more it's likely to be less efficient and you could save by replacing it with a new A rated boiler. One option is to make that A rated boiler an LPG boiler, which tends to be cheaper than a new oil boiler. Our online fuel switch check is a quick and easy way to compare the ways in which you can save when switching to Calor from oil - compare online now.

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For even more savings, you may want to consider a Daikin Altherma hybrid heat pump and boiler.

  • The Daikin Altherma is about three times as efficient as an oil heating system and you can receive Renewable Heat Incentive payments.
  • Here at Calor, our home energy specialists are all EST endorsed advisers and are able to offer you further advice on ways you can save on your energy costs.
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Cheaper LPG boiler and less maintenance

LPG boilers are likely to be cheaper than new oil boilers. You could save on average up to £900 based on the recommended retail price at boiler merchants.* 2

What's more, oil boilers tend to accumulate more soot than LPG boilers, therefore you may need more maintenance over time to keep it efficient.

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  • Regular servicing of an oil boiler is recommended due to the excessive smoke and partially burnt fuel deposits which can cause soot to form within the boiler, resulting in a less efficient boiler and potentially higher fuel bills. * 3
  • LPG on the other hand burns more cleanly and also emits less carbon dioxide than oil.* 4 So whilst it is always recommended to service your boiler annually, there is less risk of an LPG boiler costing you more in the long run due to inefficiency from soot build up.

No tank ownership costs

If you currently use oil to heat your home and your tank is over 15 years old, you could be looking at spending up to £2000 on a new one.* 5

With Calor, there are no tank purchase costs and an above ground tank installation is free.* 6

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We're offering a free above ground tank installation and connection to your home, which includes all the materials and labour needed to connect the pipework to your house so you don't need to worry about anything.

What's more, the tank installed remains our property and we'll look after it for a small fee.* 7 This means, we are responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the tank, giving you that added extra peace of mind.

No fuel theft or expensive leakage costs

With Calor gas you have peace of mind knowing that fuel theft from a gas tank is virtually impossible.

If your oil tank leaks and contaminates the ground it can cost in excess of £20,000 to clean up due to the environmental damage caused, a cost for which you may be liable for.* 8

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  • LPG is non-toxic and non-corrosive, and poses only very limited ground and water pollution hazards.* 9
  • Calor gas has the lowest carbon emissions of all fossil fuels available to rural homeowners , emitting around 20% less CO2 per kWh than heating oil.
  • Statistics released by NFU mutual named heating oil as 'the third most commonly targeted item in rural areas'.* 10

Electricity

Ways to save with gas when switching from electricity

Lower gas costs vs storage heating costs

You can benefit from lower gas costs against storage heaters which can cost more in comparison to gas as well as competitive fixed price tariffs. * 11

Furthermore, with Calor, we'll set you up with a free above ground tank installation and connection to your home, saving you £1000.* 6

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The typical cost for providing heating and hot water for a 3 bedroom, semi-detached home is 24% higher than the typical cost in respect of an LPG-fuelled home* 11


In addition to your savings, our free above ground tank installation and connection to your home, which includes all the materials and labour needed to connect the pipework to your house so you don't need to worry about anything.

The tank installed remains our property and we'll look after it for a small fee.* 7 . This means, we are responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the tank, giving you that added extra peace of mind.

Cooking on gas is the chefs’ preferred choice

The majority of professional chefs agree that cooking with LPG is the best option. According to a recent national survey, 96 per cent of professional chefs prefer using an LPG cooktop, and 9 out of 10 would recommend that others use LPG to cook as well.* 12

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Gas provides an instant and controllable flame and with our range of LPG cookers to choose from, it's just like cooking on mains gas.

What's more, with every new installation we provide a free gas point, ideal for your cooker.

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Easily control your heat distribution

Electric storage heaters use off-peak electricity to ‘charge up’ overnight and then release heat during the day.

LPG is just like using mains gas- you can switch your heating on and off as and when needed and can easily be controlled via a thermostat connected to your boiler. * 13

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A standard electric storage heater has two controls, an Output setting and an Input setting:

  • Output setting will control how much heat the heater gives out (as long as there is stored heat available).
  • The Input control determines how much electricity the heater will take from the grid during the coming night, and hence how much stored heat will be available the following day.

With electric heating, you will need to set the Output dial according to how much heat you want at that present time, and then the Input dial according to how much heat you think you will need tomorrow.

Solid fuel

Ways to save with gas when switching from solid fuel

Less maintenance & manual labour

If you currently use solid fuels to heat your home, you may find there is more day to day maintenance and manual labour involved, for both the fire whilst it is burning and the cleaning of the equipment (stove).

Calor gas has many applications, whether it be home heating, cooking on gas or outdoor use, you can enjoy country living at its best.

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Calor gas is a versatile fuel that provides instant, controllable heat, unlike electricity – meaning that cooking on a hob or using an oven is just like cooking with mains gas.

What's more, all new and existing Calor gas tanks, even those installed underground, are now available with Think Tank® automatic re-ordering technology. Quite simply, it takes away all the hassle of re-ordering gas and the deliveries without adding any cost.

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Discreet underground storage

A storage area will be required to store your solid fuels; this is often visible too, whereas with Calor gas you have the option of an underground tank which will make it discreet.

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At Calor, we realise that different customers will have different requirements when looking to switch to Calor gas, this is why we have a choice of gas storage options to suit your surroundings, as well as your heating needs. You can choose to hide your tank underground or alternatively, an above ground tank or Calor cylinders may be the right solution for your home.

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Get in touch

Monday to Friday between 08:30 - 17:30 or Saturday 09:00 - 13:00. Call us free on:

0800 626 626

Email a member of our customer service team

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