Gas Safety week 2017
18th September 2017

Gas Safety Week: Fighting for a Gas Safe nation

We are proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week 2017, taking place 18th – 24th September.
Gas Safety Week is an annual safety week to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of taking care of your gas appliances. It is co-ordinated by Gas Safe Register, the official list of gas engineers who are legally allowed to work on gas.
Badly fitted and poorly serviced gas appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning. Every year thousands of people across the UK are diagnosed with carbon monoxide poisoning. It is a highly poisonous gas. You can’t see it, taste it or smell it, but it can kill quickly with no warning.
By taking care of your gas appliances properly you are taking care of your home and your loved ones. 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. Set a reminder so you don’t forget at www.staygassafe.co.uk.

• Check your engineer is Gas Safe registered. You can find and check an engineer at www.gassaferegister.co.uk or call 0800 408 5500.

• Check your engineer’s Gas Safe Register ID card. Make sure they are qualified for the work you need doing. You can find this information on the back of the card.

• Check for warning signs your appliances aren’t working correctly e.g. lazy yellow or orange flames instead of crisp blue ones, black marks on or around the appliance and too much condensation in the room.

• Know the six signs of carbon monoxide poisoning – headaches, dizziness, breathlessness, nausea, collapse and loss of consciousness.

• Have an audible carbon monoxide alarm. This will alert you if there is carbon monoxide in your home.
For gas safety advice or to find and check an engineer visit the Gas Safe Register website at www.gassaferegister.co.uk . Alternatively call the free helpline on 0800 408 5500.

Gas Safety Week 2016
9th September 2016

Gas Safety Week: Fighting for a Gas Safe nationgas safety

We are proud to be supporting Gas Safety Week 2016, taking place between 19th – 25th September.
Gas Safety Week is an annual safety week to raise awareness of gas safety and the importance of keeping gas burning appliances maintained. It is co-ordinated by Gas Safe Register, the official list of gas engineers who are legally allowed to work on gas.
Badly fitted and poorly serviced gas appliances can cause gas leaks, fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning. Every year thousands of people across the UK are diagnosed with carbon monoxide poisoning. It is a highly poisonous gas. It is Impossible to see it, taste it or smell it but it can kill quickly with no warning.

gas safetyGas Safety Precautions

By taking care of your gas appliances properly you are taking care of your home and your loved ones. 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. Set a reminder so you don’t forget at www.staygassafe.co.uk.

• Check your engineer is Gas Safe registered. You can find and check an engineer at www.GasSafeRegister.co.uk                          or call 0800 408 5500.

• Check your engineer’s Gas Safe Register ID card. Make sure they are qualified for the work you need doing. You can find this information on the back of the card.

• Consumers should watch for warning signs that their appliances aren’t working correctly e.g. lazy yellow or orange flames instead of crisp blue ones, black marks on or around the appliance and too much condensation in the room.

• Homeowners should know the six signs of carbon monoxide poisoning – headaches, dizziness, breathlessness, nausea, collapse and loss of consciousness.

• Consumers should have an audible carbon monoxide alarm. This will not only sound an audible alarm if there is carbon monoxide in your home but will also help to give you peace of mind.
For gas safety advice or to find and check an engineer visit the Gas Safe Register website at www.GasSafeRegister.co.uk. Furthermore you can call Gas safe for free on 0800 408 5500.

 

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ERP AND UNION PLUMBING
14th July 2015

ERP and Union Plumbing

What is ERP and Union Plumbing? It is a new European regulation for energy labeling and ecodesign of all space and water heaters and will be mandatory for all 30 countries in the EU. It defines minimal levels of product efficiency to help the EU achieve its 20-20-20 target to reduce green house gas emissions and other adverse environmental impacts throughout the life-cycle of a product by 20 per cent and increase share of renewable energies by 20 per cent by 2020.

As a result of energy efficiency measures, buildings are consuming less energy, inefficient equipment is being phased out from the market and labels applied to household appliances such as televisions and boilers have enabled consumers to make informed purchasing choices.

ON 26TH SEPTEMBER 2015 THE LEGISLATION CHANGE COMES INTO FORCE WHICH WILL AFFECT ALL DOMESTIC BOILERS AND HEATING SYSTEMS WITH OUTPUTS LESS THAN 70kW. ALL BOILERS WITH OUTPUTS UP TO 70kW MUST MEET MINIMAL LEVELS OF EFFICIENCY AND SHOW AN ENERGY CONSUMPTION RATING LABEL SIMILAR TO WHAT YOU WILL SEE ON OTHER HOUSEHOLD WHITE GOODS.

All boiler manufacturers are obliged to provide the following:

• A printed energy label that includes the efficiency class for every boiler with outputs less than 70kW. This must be present at the point of sale.
• A product fiche which will be included in all product literature for the product, such as user or installation guides.
• Reference to the energy class in all product advertising and technical promotional material such as price guides, posters or marketing brochures.

BOILER INSTALLERS AND HEATING ENGINEERS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PROVIDING THE PACKAGE LABEL FOR A COMPLETE HEATING SYSTEM.

You will need to calculate a system efficiency figure based on the different components of the system they have installed. This will then be added to the energy label when the installation is complete and left at the property of installation.

 

Getting to know your system
20th March 2015

Getting to know your heating system can save you money, knowing the different components and how they work and don’t work can help you realise when components have broken‬ and when they need replacing.

When components break they usually get stuck in one position:

Constantly on: Meaning your boiler is constantly firing

Constantly Off: Meaning you are cold

Some simple checks when you turn on your hot water/ heating can save you hundreds of pounds:

1. Turn on your heating, Does it Turn on/off?

2. Turn on your hot water‬ does it turn on/off?

3. Does the pump run?

4. Does the boiler‬ fire up?

5. Turn down the thermostat‬, Does everything turn off?

6. Time how long it takes to get warm, does it take too long? are radiators cold at the bottom?

7. check your times on your programmer, are they set right? is anybody at home when the heating‬ is on?

8.Does any of the components make funny noises?

9. Is the ‪‎pump‬ ‪‎noisy‬?

10. Bleed your ‪‎radiators‬ with the pump turned off.

If you have any problems it will be cheaper to repair then to leave over winter‬.

Why choose us?

Jason has just worked on my kitchen refit alongside the fitter.  He sorted out the plumbing for the new sink and dishwasher; fitted the new gas hob and serviced my boiler.
His work is excellent and tidy.  He is totally reliable and turns up when he says he will and does everything calmly and without fuss.

I would highly recommend Jason’s plumbing and gas fitting skills.

Chris, The Willows

The charge was more than reasonable especially considering that it was really an out-of-hours job. We would certainly recommend him without hesitation

Pete and Nicky, Berryfields