1st Gas News
Did You Know? Air conditioning units are an Eco-friendly way of heating individual rooms such as home offices and living spaces. A greener alternative to a fire or boiler.
1st Gas are now installing Bosch a- rated air conditioning units through our subsidiary company Enviro Heating and Cooling Ltd. The air conditioning units are small air to air heat pumps that can be used to heat and cool individual rooms within the home. Ideal for living rooms, bedrooms and home offices.
We are also offering air conditioning servicing and repairs, please visit www.enviroheatingandcooling.co.uk to find out more...
We are proud to be supporting Gas Safety week once more, 11th - 17th of September 2023
Badly fitted and poorly serviced gas appliances can result in gas leaks, fires, explosions, and carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.
CO is a highly poisonous gas that can kill quickly and without warning, as you cannot see it, taste it, or smell it.
The law places duties on the responsible person (employer) at any place of work to ensure that any gas appliances, installation pipework and flues under their control, are maintained and in a safe condition to prevent risk of injury.
If this applies to you, you are duty-bound to do the following:
• Gas equipment must be installed, commissioned, and maintained by an appropriately qualified Gas Safe registered engineer. You may be required to provide evidence of this during an inspection by the Environmental Health Officer (EHO), so ask your Gas Safe registered engineer to provide you with the relevant paperwork. If the EHO does not receive evidence of ongoing maintenance or if there are any safety concerns, they may serve a formal notice stating what actions must be taken to comply with the law.
• Check the engineer is Gas Safe registered and appropriately qualified for the type of work you need doing. Not all Gas Safe registered engineers can work on all types of gas or appliances. The onus is on you to ensure that the engineer is qualified to work on your gas supply, as well as the type of gas appliances you have.
Hydrogen Blend Ready Boilers
Up to 12 year manufacturer guarantees on Worcester Bosch boiler installations.
Contact us to arrange a free no obligation quotation.
Reasons to replace your existing boiler:
Peace of mind, no unexpected costly breakdowns for the next few winters
No need for Boiler Cover as the boiler will come with a 5 to 12 year manufacturer's guarantee
Replacing your boiler with an A-Rated model could help to reduce energy usage
The boiler must be serviced every 12 months to keep the guarantee valid.
Keeping your central heating system in good working order
Get your gas appliances serviced and carry out any repairs, if your boiler needs replacing arrange a free quotation.
Keeping your home warm:
Bleed your radiators if you notice cold spots at the top of them. If they are cold in the middle or at the bottom there could be sludge in the system and it may need power flushing
Shut out the cold with draught excluders, seal joins around windows, use letter box brushes
Use warm furnishings such as carpets, rugs, heavy curtains and try to avoid putting furniture in front of radiators
Make sure the loft is well insulated
Use a smart thermostat to manage your energy usage
Get to know the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning
Change in CO alarm rules for Landlords
Landlord's are now required by Law to have carbon monoxide alarms fitted in all habitable rooms containing gas appliances, excluding gas cookers and gas hob. When buying CO alarms ensure the alarms are marked with BS EN 50291 and that they display the British Standards kite mark. Please follow the manufacturers instructions regarding fitting and testing the alarms. The Landlord should make sure the alarms are working at the start of each new tenancy.
1st Gas are proud sponsors of the Heathen's rugby club
They were officially formed in 1921. The Heathens train every Thursday and play every Saturday at the Old Scouts in Rushmere Road. Our engineer Ian is now team captain, if you would like to get involved pay them a visit or give us a call!