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3 Reasons Gas Maintenance Is Important

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There’s no doubt about it however much we’d prefer not to admit it that dark nights are on the way as the climate is becoming bleaker (did we even get an actual summer? ?!). It’s officially here , and while it might not be considered the most exciting of subjects but now is the moment to be thinking of your gas appliance servicing.

In this post this article, we’ll give you a whistle-stop tour of the importance of regular maintenance as it will reduce your expenses, what is required to be maintained at your home or in your place of work, and the procedure of doing it.

3 Reasons why gas maintenance is Vital

Safety and Health The health and safety of your family is more important than the health of your family, friends and loved ones. If something isn’t functioning correctly with your gas appliances there are a myriad of dangers that could arise through gas leaks, fires or even water escapes. Monitoring regularly your system helps prevent these.

It will save you money Inspecting your boiler is regularly serviced and other systems are running efficiently will result in less wasted energy and more savings for you.

Efficiency systems let energy be used to its fullest potential to heat your home and water. The more efficient your safe gas and plumbing is, the higher quality and is beneficial for the environment too.

Which gas appliances need servicing?

You might think that boiler servicing is the sole appliance that requires regular maintenance. However, this is not the case. As a homeowner, you should be ensuring you have all your gas-powered appliances (including but not only boilers, cookers, hobs, and heaters) as well as pipework, flues and pipes are serviced annually. That’s the sole way you can be sure that they are secure in your home.

If something is not right If something is not right, a gas engineer will provide advice. If you’re regularly doing your maintenance, you’ll rest assured that everything is working in order and running as it should be.

Who can carry out a Gas Service?

Whatever appliance you are having serviced, it is crucial to only allow an accredited gas safe engineer complete the work on your gas appliances. You can check if the engineer you choose to work with is registered by visiting the Gas Safe website. Registered engineers will always have their gas safety badge.

Does Gas Appliance Servicing A Legal Requirement?

If you are a domestic household, no. However, it’s recommended.

If you are a landlord it is legal to provide gas service on every gas appliance in every home each year.

It’s the Gas Servicing Checklist

There are many types of gas-powered appliances as well as systems, and each is able to be examined in a different manner based on the type of equipment and fittings. In general, a gas service includes:

Checking all seal to ensure they are in compliance with the standard
Ensure that all controls are functioning on an appliance.
Re-examining all components
Inspecting flues, combustion releases and flues.
Monitoring gas flow and pressure throughout the system
The water and pipework is in good working order.
All electrical connections function.
Adequate safety devices are present and working

This list is not all-encompassing, rather common points to be checked. A registered gas engineer can confirm the details of each job.

When to get your gas appliances serviced

This is the ideal time, particularly in the event that it has been over a year when your appliances were last scheduled for maintenance.

The first week of autumn is the ideal moment to get this task completed. Think about it, we’re on the run-up to winter, and temperatures are only going to be going one way. Your systems will be feeling increasingly more pressure in the coming 5 to 6 months. Making sure that they’re running properly can make them more efficient which will help you save even more money over the winter months and provide you with peace of peace of.