Despite the unseasonably warm temperatures the UK is currently experiencing, rural householders and business owners across the UK should check their supplies of LPG before the cold weather sets in, advises UKLPG, the trade body for the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) industry.

In line with government advice, UKLPG is urging the 150,000 homes and businesses in the UK that currently use LPG for heat and hot water to #getaheadforwinter while suppliers have spare delivery capacity and weather conditions are favourable. The body has confirmed that it is important to maintain a full tank to prevent any disruptions to heating over the winter months.

Rob Shuttleworth, chief executive officer of UKLPG, comments: “While many LPG suppliers have sophisticated customer data systems which will automatically guarantee customers’ tanks are topped up for winter, those users who place their own manual orders should safeguard their supply for the cold conditions.

“By planning ahead, home and business users can ensure they have enough heat for when the weather gets even colder, as well as minimising the impact of snow and ice disrupting deliveries. This applies to customers who use LPG cylinders as well, who should make sure they have enough spare capacity in the case of blocked roads preventing delivery.

“They should also ensure that all appliances have been checked and serviced by a Gas Safe registered installer within the past 12 months and that they have done as much as they can to insulate against cold weather.”

Visit to find out more about UKLPG. For more advice, follow @UKLPG on Twitter or use the hashtag #getaheadforwinter. You can also download UKLPG’s top tips for winter here: