Football club scores with LPG
Hungerford Town Football Club has cut its fuel bills by over 75% since switching from oil to LPG from Calor Gas. The old system cost about £4500 a year. Last winter’s fuel bill was about £1000. The replacement work was also prompted by the oil tank starting to rust and being only single bunded. The site does not have mains gas.
Steve Skipworth, club chairman, said, ‘We had already decided on a refurbishment programme to bring the ground up to the standard of the Southern Premier League, so it was a good time to upgrade our heating and switch to LPG.’
The club sourced a Glowworm gas boiler and approached Calor to supply LPG. Initially, the club opted for eight cylinders to cover the winter, but Calor has now installed a tank and pipework.
Steve Skipworth continues, ‘Last winter, which is the only real time that we have the heating on, we used only about £1000 of LPG. Now that we have installed the bulk tank, our fuel supply will be even more cost effectively.
Calor installed the tank and underground pipework for a cost of £3500. The only additional cost was the new boiler, which is used to heat the changing rooms, hospitality areas and the community centre, which is also used for functions such as weddings and parties.
The club currently uses electricity for hot water, but is planning to switch to LPG.