Off Grid Living in the UK
Read information and advice about what living off the grid is like, and the benefits of using alternate forms of energy.
Off Grid Living – What is it?
Off-grid homes is commonly where there is no public utility services to provide them with access to the gas mains for heating and cooking. Instead, they’re powered by alternative sources of energy; such as oil, LPG gas, BioLPG gas, solid fuel, air source heat pumps, or electric.
If you’re moving to the country, particularly a remote rural location, you may find yourself living off grid – and as such, you’ll need to consider which type of fuel is best for your lifestyle.
What to Consider when Living off the Grid?
There are many reasons to choose LPG or BioLPG as your off-grid fuel:
• Out of sight, out of mind. LPG can be hidden underground , out of sight, freeing up space in your garden and allowing you to make the most of any view.
• Better for the environment. BioLPG has the exact same chemical composition as conventional LPG, however it is created from 100% renewable materials and waste, so could help reduce a property’s carbon footprint by up to 38% compared to heating oil*. BioLPG works with existing LPG appliances.
• Auto-ordering. Rather than having to regularly checking oil levels LPG & BioLPG offer automatic telemetry systems that monitors the fuel and reorders when it starts to get low.
LPG for Home Heating
* For full terms please see What is LPG?