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Have you been contemplating greener more sustainable heating solutions for your home? 
 
1st Gas are beginning to offer a wider range of heating and cooling services, under a new name... 

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. 

Air conditioning installers Northampton Air to air heat pump installer
Air con installer Northamptonshire Bosch air conditioning units
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... 
1st Gas were pleased to support Gas Safety week 2023, follow these few simple checks to keep you and your family safe: 
 
 
Check your gas appliances every year. Gas appliances should be safety checked once a year and serviced regularly by a Gas Safe registered engineer. Tenants – make sure your landlord arranges this. 
 
Look out for friends and relatives. Help your loved one's by ensuring that they have their appliances checked and serviced regularly. 
 
Check your engineer is Gas Safe registered. You can find or check an engineer at GasSafeRegister.co.uk or call 0800 408 5500. 
 
Check your engineer is qualified for the type of gas work you need doing e.g. natural gas, domestic boiler. You can find this information on the back of their Gas Safe ID card and on the Gas Safe Register website. 
 
Check for warning signs that could indicate your (or others) appliances are not working correctly. Signs may include lazy yellow /orange flames instead of crisp blue ones, black marks on or around the appliance, a pilot light that keeps going out and too much condensation in the room. 
 
Know the six main symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning – headaches, dizziness, breathlessness, nausea, collapse and loss of consciousness. 
 
Install an audible carbon monoxide alarm and make sure your friends and relatives have one too. Check they are marked EN50291 and display the British Standards’ Kite mark. 
Get to know the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning 
co poisoning image
If you think you smell gas or suspect carbon monoxide poisoning take action and call 0800 111 999 immediately. 
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 
Worcester boiler
Reasons to replace an old 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 an old 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. 
Heathens Rugby Club 1st Gas
1st Gas are proud to sponsor the Heathens Rugby Club for another year. The club is open to players of all abilities, they  
train at 7pm on Thursday evenings at Old Scouts RFC on Rushmere Road. 

Only use Gas Safe Registered Engineers 

For your safety, all gas engineers should be registered with Gas Safe. Gas Safe engineers are required to carry a Gas Safe card which shows what they are qualified to work on. 
 
Gas engineers have to pass assessments to be qualified to carry out different types of gas work. 
 
Do not be afraid to ask to see the engineers card, an engineer who is qualified will not mind you checking this. 
 
You can also check whether a gas company or gas engineer is registered by visiting the Gas Safe website and entering their registration number or name. 
 
Gas Safe card example: 
gas safe id card Front of gas safe card
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. 
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