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Should I Ensure that I get an Annual Gas Boiler Servicing?

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Central Heating Maintenance

Should I Ensure that I get an Annual Gas Boiler Servicing?

Following a boiler installation or old boiler servicing, you should get it serviced again within 12 months to ensure that it is working correctly. This is a required service that homeowners must complete and many customers wish to understand why they should pay the extra cost.

Most gas boiler manufacturers advise that your boiler undertakes an annual boiler servicing to ensure that it remains operating efficiently. If you fail to carry out a boiler servicing by a Gas Safe registered engineer, you may find that your manufacturer guarantee becomes void.

Getting your boiler serviced on an annual basis requires additional money spent each year but the results of not having your boiler checked and serviced could become even more costly and result in loosing your guarantee, having to pay for costly repairs or a boiler replacement.

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Originally posted 2018-05-26 01:01:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Understanding your Heating and Hot Water Systems

Understanding your Heating and Hot Water Systems

If you would like to save money on your central heating and hot water bills, one of the most helpful ways to create a more efficient system is to understand your current heating system and find out if there is a better option available for your household.

Saving money on your heating bills

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Originally posted 2018-05-08 01:01:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Why should I invest in a power flushing of my heating system?

Understanding Power Flushing

Why should I invest in a power flushing of my heating system?

A central heating system which has been treated by a power flushing engineer can save up to 15% on energy costs than a system which has not been treated. For an average heating bill of £800, you could save £120 each year.

Power flushing your central heating system will offer your home an improved circulation of heat produced, a quicker hot water warming time, improvement in efficiency and a warmer home for less energy costs.

Having a power flushing service in your home will also reduce noise from your boiler and radiators whilst reducing emissions which are harmful to the environment.

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Originally posted 2018-05-25 01:01:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

The Ultimate Guide to Heating Problems and Heating Repairs

The Ultimate Guide to Heating Problems and Heating Repairs

The Ultimate Guide to Heating Problems and Heating Repairs

 

Part 1: Preventing Common Heating Problems

 

 

Part 2: Avoiding Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

 

 

Part 3: Do You Need to Replace Your Boiler?

 

 

Part 4: Reducing your Heating Bills

 

 

Part 5:Do you Require a Power Flushing?

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Originally posted 2015-10-20 16:33:45. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Which are the Best and Worst Boiler Brands

Which is the Best Boiler Brand for My Central Heating?

Upgrading your old G-rated boiler for a more fuel efficient A-rated boiler can save you up to £235 per year in energy costs. The modern eco-friendly boilers are so energy efficient that all new boilers installed in the UK must be A-rated energy efficient boilers to help reduce the impact of CO2 emissions from the nations heating requirements.

Which type of boiler is right for my home?

The most common type of new boiler installation in the home is a condensing boiler. These energy efficient boilers use a significant amount of energy produced which would have gone to waste in older boiler types.

Condensing boilers are the preferred boiler type for any homes which are connected to the mains gas supply and use this as their main energy source. Some homes still rely on oil-powered boilers however and these properties will be limited to oil only boilers.

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Originally posted 2018-05-13 01:01:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Can an Energy Efficient Boiler Installation Reduce my Heating Bills?

Can an Energy Efficient Boiler Installation Reduce my Heating Bills?

Keeping your house warm throughout the winter months is an essential household cost which accounts for around 60% of your energy bills. By making an informed decision about the energy efficiency of your home can reduce the amount of money you pay on your heating bills.

One of the major considerations when trying to manage the energy efficiency of your home or place of work is the the of boiler you use to heat the building. Installing a more fuel efficient boiler will help you cut back on the amount of gas required to heat your home. Along with replacing your boiler, your energy efficiency can be improved by upgrading your heating appliances and reducing the amount of draft where heat can escape.
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Originally posted 2018-04-29 01:01:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Essential Tips for Avoiding Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

How can you spot the symptoms carbon monoxide poisoning?

Carbon monoxide (CO) is produced when your supply of Liquid Petroleum gas (LPG) fails to ignite properly. Carbon monoxide leakage occurs when gas appliances are badly fitted or not maintained.

Carbon monoxide causes serious long term damage to your health or even death if you are exposed. The safest way to prevent poisoning is by installing a carbon monoxide alarm.

Remember, carbon monoxide is odourless and can go undetected for a long period of time. Many of the effects of carbon monoxide poisoning resemble that of flu, food poisoning or viruses so they can be mistaken for other problems.

You must contact the Gas Emergency Helpline on 0800 111 999 if you notice any of the following symptoms:

  • Breathlessness
  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Collapse
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of consciousness

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Originally posted 2015-10-05 10:53:01. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Removing an Airlock from a Central Heating System

Plumbing Advice

Removing an Airlock from a Central Heating System

If you discover that you have an air lock within your central heating system there are a number of methods that you can try before contacting a professional plumber. If you are able to remove the air lock yourself you can save the cost of calling a plumber out to fix the problem.

How Can I tell if there is an Air Lock in my Central Heating?

An air lock occurs when air gets trapped inside your heating system resulting in no heating. The most common cause of an air lock is that your radiators were recently drained and refilled in the wrong sequence or that air has entered the system somehow.

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Originally posted 2018-05-28 01:01:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

About Landlord Gas Safety Checks in Lancashire

About Landlord Gas Safety Checks in Lancashire

Who is required to provide landlord Gas Safety Certificates?

The landlord of a property is responsible for the safety of all the tenants who live within the building. It is the landlords legal duty to ensure that all gas appliances, flues and fittings are safe for tenant use.

The areas which need to be checked include all gas appliances and installations that a tenant has access to and within any communal areas. The landlord is responsible for maintenance, installation and repair of any gas pipework, flues or appliances.

How often does a Gas Safety Check need to be completed?

It is generally recommended that a Gas Safe registered engineer is employed to carry out an inspection of any property that you let out to tenants once a year to ensure that all of your appliances, pipework and fittings remain in a safe working condition.

Within 12 months of a new gas appliance installation, the landlord is responsible for ensuring that a Gas Safe registered engineer completes an inspection and continues to do so annually after that point.

Who is the Landlord of a Property?

A landlord is the owner of a property which has been rented out under a lease of less than seven years. A landlord is responsible for any of the following occupied accommodation:

  • Residential premises which have been provided for rent by private sector landlords, local authorities, hostels or housing co-operatives.
  • Rooms which have been let within hotels, private households, bed-sit accommodation or bed and breakfast accommodation.
  • Rented holiday accommodation which include cottages, chalets, caravans, flats, and narrow boats located on inland waterways.

Who Can Carry out Gas Safety Inspections?

Any inspections, maintenance, repair work or installations of gas appliances must only be carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer. Once a safety inspection has been completed, the landlord is required to keep a copy of the safety check record for 2 years.

Following a gas safety inspection, it is required that the landlord provide each tenant with details of the check. All existing tenants should receive a copy of the report within 28 days of the inspection and any new occupiers should be issued with a copy before they move into the property.

Can a Landlord gain access to a property to complete a Gas Safety Inspection?

The landlord of the property must make reasonable attempts to provide notice of the gas safety inspection so that the tenant is aware of the date of the checks and has access to your contact details.

A landlord should not use force to gain access to a property. Within the contract that is drawn up between the tenant and the landlord, it should be agreed that access is required for safety and maintenance inspections.

Originally posted 2018-04-30 01:01:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Should I call an Emergency Plumber to help with a Gas Leak?

Gas Safe Plumbing and Heating

Should I call an Emergency Plumber to help with a Gas Leak?

Not all plumbers are trained to deal with gas leaks and only an engineer who is Gas Safe registered should attend to this type of work.

There are many plumbers who are Gas Safe registered in your local area who can deal with the problem of a gas leak. If you want to be safe, be sure that you contact National Gas Emergency number on 0800 111 999 and they will arrange for a Gas Safe engineer to fix your problem.

Why should I contact a Gas Safe Engineer if I smell gas?

Leaking gas in your home can be the cause of badly fitted gas boilers, fires or cookers. The effects of leaking gas in you home can cause nausea, dizziness, carbon monoxide poisoning and explosions.

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Originally posted 2018-05-27 01:01:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter