Calor or Natural Gas?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Energy
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Energy
I currently live on a large park home estate and cook/heat with piped Calor Gas.

Management is in talks with companies about the possibility of bringing natural gas onto the estate, and (we think/hope) this will mean we will have a choice.

My appliances are all less than two years old and were installed as being suitable for conversion to natural gas.

So - are we likely to see any financial benefit from swapping to natural gas?

TIA for any advice.

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  • PaulF81PaulF81 Forumite
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    LadyDee wrote: »
    I currently live on a large park home estate and cook/heat with piped Calor Gas.

    Management is in talks with companies about the possibility of bringing natural gas onto the estate, and (we think/hope) this will mean we will have a choice.

    My appliances are all less than two years old and were installed as being suitable for conversion to natural gas.

    So - are we likely to see any financial benefit from swapping to natural gas?

    TIA for any advice.

    You should bite any offers hand off.... Calor costs twice as much as natural. You will need to convert any appliances back to natural though, ie boiler and hobs. It's a burner change which may cost a few hundred including fitting. If you have an old boiler, would make an ideal opportunity to get a new more efficient one.
  • LadyDeeLadyDee Forumite
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    Thanks - that sounds very promising.

    No problem with the boiler - it's only been installed 18 months and was specifically chosen with this possible changeover in mind, as was the hob. Management has suggested that some funding may be available for conversion of appliances.
  • spirospiro Forumite
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    I agree bite their hand off if mains gas offered.
    IT Consultant in the utilities industry specialising in the retail electricity market.

    4 Credit Card and 1 Loan PPI claims settled for £26k, 1 rejected (Opus).
  • PincherPincher
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    My gas hob/cooker usually come with little jets in a small plastic bag in case you want to run on LPG instead, or vice versa. It's the call-out that costs money. I would ask the management to get a register going, so they can get an engineer in going round the flats, and do as many as he can per visit. If the engineer is smart, he will leave business cards. An estate is a job for life.
  • LadyDeeLadyDee Forumite
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    Pincher wrote: »
    My gas hob/cooker usually come with little jets in a small plastic bag in case you want to run on LPG instead, or vice versa. It's the call-out that costs money. I would ask the management to get a register going, so they can get an engineer in going round the flats, and do as many as he can per visit. If the engineer is smart, he will leave business cards. An estate is a job for life.

    So that's what they are! I thought they were just spares.:o

    There are nearly 500 homes on the estate, but we do have our own plumber/electrician/gas fitter. Most of us own our own homes, but only a limited number of us in new homes will be in the fortunate position of being able to switch without the possible upheaval of new appliances, costly adaptations etc., and I suspect that many of the older residents won't want to change.

    There are, too, many old homes who use oil and they wouldn't even have the necessary pipework.

    So, although many will opt to change a significant minority won't.
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