Friday, 2 September 2016

LPG Top-up Technology (one less thing to worry about!)

Lets be honest its no secret I am swaying away from oil towards LPG another reason is because of the automatic top-up technology.  I was reading the infographic below with interest.

I have an awful memory, if I don’t write something down its gone, so it seems the perfect solution for me an energy source that automatically orders more.  Otherwise my house is covered in yet more post stick notes...

There has been a few times we have completely run out of oil and its been a huge inconvenience waiting for the delivery to arrive, its frustrating because I know its no-one’s fault apart from mine, if the company are very busy it can take up to a week!!!

But its not something I can check easily, the gauge is on the blink so hubbie usually pops a stick in there to try and assess how much oil we have left (not the most efficient way of doing things I’ll admit!).  Actually I might need him to go and do that again as he hasn’t in awhile and we might be running dangerously low again…

Those few days without oil though are dreadful; it’s either a cold bath or no bath, seeing as I like hot steaming water that doesn’t seem an acceptable choice for me!  I can go to my parents but they are on a water meter so aren’t always particularly keen to have an arrival of four wanting hot showers!!! 

I think it’s so clever that the gas can re-order itself and its one less thing to worry about.  It makes me even more tempted to switch LPG supplier as Calor have some great deals and hubbie wouldn’t have to be left out in the cold winter trying his best to calculate the remaining oil.  Instead he could just be smug knowing LPG top up technology will sort itself out.  It should help martial bliss too, as we always argue over who forgot to remind who to re-order the oil!!!


  1. Wow - that's really clever that the gas can re-order itself! Anything to make life easier with one less thing to think about!

  2. I've stayed at several houses with no gas supply but an oil tank. I've always thought it must be very inconvenient. When I was at primary school our school closed several times because it ran out of oil for the heating!

  3. I remember the days when we used to be sent home from school because we had no oil left to heat us up too! Anything that stops a marital argument is a winner with me!

  4. Yes I've heard about this self-monitoring system and auto ordering, it sounds so sensible. Mich x

  5. My mum has this LPG gas - thankfully we are on the mains as I think I would forget too

  6. Rather thankful I don't have to worry about this as we just have a standard mains supply. x