Why it’s vital to use a Gas Safe registered engineer

Every year, work is carried out on gas appliances by illegal fitters without the proper qualifications, leaving families at risk of gas leaks, carbon monoxide poisoning, fires and explosions.  

If someone is carrying out work on your gas appliances, including the installation, service or repair of cookers, boilers and fires then they must be on the Gas Safe Register by law.  It’s what ensures that your appliances are kept perfectly safe. You should never assume your engineer is on the register, employing someone unqualified could have deadly consequences. 

What is the Gas Safe Register?

Launched in April 2009 under agreement with HSE following a review of domestic gas safety the Gas Safe Register replaced its predecessor CORGI.  It’s now the UK’s official list of businesses and engineers who are qualified and can legally work on gas appliances.  

The Gas Safe Register benefits consumers and engineers by raising awareness of the importance of gas safety and employing a registered engineer.  

If your gas engineer isn’t Gas Safe then the quality and safety of their work can’t be guaranteed and is potentially putting themselves and their family at risk.  

Check your engineer is on the list

It’s easy to check whether your engineer is on the Gas Safe Register.  Visit the website https://www.gassaferegister.co.uk/ and look for their company.

Engineers registered Gas Safe will be also carrying identity cards, if someone is coming out to look at any of your gas appliances, make sure you ask to see their “Gas Safe Card” before allowing them to carry out any work.  Look for;

  • A photograph of your engineer
  • A Registration number
  • An expiry date
  • The categories of work the engineer is registered to provide (e.g A Gas Safe engineer that can install a gas fire may not be qualified to install a boiler)

Remember, it’s also very important to regularly service all gas appliances to ensure they stay safe and work properly and always keep carbon monoxide detectors nearby. 

Greenhome Heating & Gas Safe

Here at Greenhome Heating we make sure all of our engineers are always fully qualified and registered Gas Safe to work on your appliances and would be happy to answer any Gas Safe questions you may have.  

Power (flush) to the People

If you’ve got a problem with your central heating, chances are it’s being caused by a blockage.

In fact blockages are responsible for over 80% of heating system issues.
Over time, residue from things like rust (iron oxide) and limescale build up inside your radiators meaning they can’t heat up properly. Not only can this leave you feeling the cold but also feeling the pinch as this poor efficiency increases running costs.If your radiators have cold spots, the waters dirty when they’re bled or you have noisy pipework, you may need a power flush!

What’s a Power Flush?

A Power Flush is a fast and effective way to deal with the toughest blockages and is the process of pumping fresh water at high velocity through your entire system. This, combined with special cleaning chemicals and award winning magnetic technology removes debris from the central heating system. This process can be done in a day, and could save hundreds of pounds in bills and repairs.

At Greenhome Heating we combine our power flushing machine with another flushing method to gain the best results possible. This is a Magna Cleanse.

About Magna Cleanse®

Magna Cleanse® is a double Queen’s Award winner for innovation. These awards celebrate the excellence achieved in designing a range of high performing materials and are the UK’s highest accolade for business.
Developed by ADEY Professional Heating Solutions, the award winning technology removes virtually all iron oxide in a single pass meaning a full system flush can take as little as two hours.
Power flushing carried out by Greenhome Heating can save money on your central heating bills, reduce maintenance call-outs, reduce carbon emissions and extend the operational life of your boiler.

Check out more information here: https://greenhomeheating.co.uk/water-treatment/

If you like getting your money’s worth then check out this great offer…

Get an Ideal boiler from the Vogue Maxi Combi range with a huge 12 year warranty, free wireless controls and a system filler for JUST £1850 and if that doesn’t convince you then read on…

The Ideal brand has been around for around for over 100 years, but has just recently became a real contender in the market and is the 2nd most popular boiler brand in the UK. Ideals popularity is on the rise due to great value deals like the one we’re offering enabling customers to get a bit more for their money.

The Vogue, is Ideal’s premium range, which means it’s built with premium components rivalling the likes of Worcester Bosch and Vaillant for build quality. The Vogue range also offers larger outputs and longer warranties giving customers more value for money. Another benefit to this range is that they are really quiet and have been awarded the Quiet Mark! What’s not to like?

Happy New Year for 2018!!

We hope you have a warm start to 2018!

Boilers keep your home nice and warm by heating radiators and giving you hot water for your kitchen and bathroom. When you install a new A-rated boiler you can save money on heating your home because they are more than 90% efficient. In comparison, G-rated boilers can be less than 70% efficient, meaning that for every £1 you spend heating your home, around 30p is wasted. As well as being more efficient, all modern boilers are also condensing boilers, which mean they also recover heat from the hot gases that escape in the flue.

Greenhome Heating sells both regular and combination boilers. Regular boilers store hot water in a storage cylinder, and may be a better option if your home needs lots of hot water, whereas combination boilers give you instant hot water without a storage cylinder, saving space.