Saturday, September 12, 2009

Gas comes to town

One of the things that the salesman was keen to point out when we bought our house was that we would have piped gas to the house. It wasn’t something that surprised us since most homes in Britain, certainly the ones we lived in, had mains gas. How else were you going to fire a central heating boiler?

In fact, a gas supply is not common here in Spain and neither therefore is central heating. Most people rely upon hot and cold air conditioning units to provide heating around the house. We like our radiators, it is what we are used to.

At Villas Andrea there are two large BP tanks gas situated at the other side of the estate which supply gas to all the houses. The central heating boiler therefore runs off propane.

That situation is about to change for some parts of the Vega Baja as Natural gas (Cegás) plan to  invest  almost three million Euros creating an  infrastructure of 32.5 kilometres of pipeline which will provide gas to Guardamar del Segura, Torrevieja, Orihuela Costa, and Pilar de la Horadada.

Having gas will be great for any future buildings that are constructed but perhaps difficult for those that are existing.

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