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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... 
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.  
Gas Safety Week 2023 Saving energy around the home

Hydrogen Blend Ready Boilers 

Worcester Bosch boiler hydrogen ready
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. 
Get set for winter, arrange a 1st Gas boiler service!  
Book online or give us a call 01604 670549. 
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 
CO poisoning
If you think you smell gas or suspect carbon monoxide poisoning take action and call 0800 111 999 immediately. 
Change in CO alarm rules for Landlords 
CO alarms Landlord's
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! 
Heathens Rugby Club 1st Gas
How to check a Gas Safe Registered Engineer's ID Card 
Check the front and back of their card, if they do not show you their card when they turn up do not be afraid to ask to see it. 
Check the front of the card for: 
The photo 
The start date and expiry date 
The licence number 
The security hologram 
The engineer is from the business you employed 
Check the back of the card for: 
Whether the engineer is qualified to do the gas work you want done e.g. cooker or boiler 
The qualifications are up-to-date. 
You can also check with the Gas Safe Register by calling 0800 408 55 00, or you can check on-line or by texting Gas and then the engineer licence number to 85080 - your provider may charge a standard network charge to use this service. 
Gas Safe ID card Reverse of Gas Safe ID card
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. 
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