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The Importance of Gas Appliance Servicing

There’s no denying it, as much as we would prefer not to admit it the dark, dark nights are upon us as the climate is turning more bleak (did we ever get an actual summer? ?!). It’s officially here and even though it may not be considered the most exciting of subjects, now is the moment to be thinking of the servicing of your gas appliance.

In this post, we’re going to give you a whistle-stop tour of the importance of maintaining and how it could help you save money, what should be scheduled for servicing at your home or place of work, and what’s of doing it.

3 Reasons why safe gas and plumbing is Important

Safety and Health It is not more vital than the well-being of your family, friends and loved ones. If something is not working correctly with your gas appliances there are numerous risks that can result from fires, gas leaks or even water getting out. Regularly checking your system helps avoid these.

It can help you save money. – Making sure your boiler is maintained and all other systems are functioning efficiently results in less waste of energy and saves you money.

Efficient systems mean energy is used to its fullest potential – heating your home and water. More efficient operation means better quality , and is better for the environment too.

Which Gas Appliances Need Servicing?

It is possible that you think boiler maintenance is the sole appliance that needs regular attention. However, this is not the case. As homeowner, you need to be making sure you have all your gas-powered appliances (including but not limited to boilers, cookers, hobs and heaters) along with flues and pipework are maintained annually. The only method to ensure that your appliances are safe for your home.

If there is something wrong If something is not right, a gas engineer will help you. If you are regular in your servicing, you can rest assured that everything is in order and running just as it should.

Who Can Carry Out A Gas Service?

Whatever appliance you are getting serviced, it’s essential that you let an accredited gas safe engineer carry out work on those gas devices. You can check if the engineer is registered on this Gas Safe website. Registered engineers will always have their gas safety badge.

Is Gas Appliance servicing a legal requirement?

If you’re a household with a domestic household, then no. However, it’s recommended.

When you’re a property owner it is legal to have a gas service on every gas appliance in every home each year.

This is the Gas Servicing Checklist

There are various kinds of systems and appliances for gas, and each is able to be examined in a different manner based on the kind of device and fittings. However, typically a gas service would include:

Examining each seal to ensure they are up to standard
Making sure that all controls work on an appliance.
Re-examining all components
Checking flues and combustion releases
Monitoring gas flow and pressure throughout the system
The water and pipework is functioning perfectly.
All electrical connections work
Afficient safety equipment is in place and correct

This list isn’t comprehensive it is merely a collection of points that should be examined. Gas engineers with a valid license can confirm the details of every job.

When is the best time to have your gas appliances serviced

This is the ideal time, particularly when it’s been more than a year when your appliances were last scheduled for maintenance.

The first week of autumn is the ideal time to get the job done. Consider this, we’re in the midst of winter and temperatures are bound to only go in one direction. Your systems will be under increasing pressure over the next 5-6 months. Making sure that they’re running correctly will improve their efficiency which will help you save even more cash during the winter months and provide you with peace of mind.