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When you get a new boiler, what is the right option for you?
It is inevitable, one day the boiler will break beyond repair leaving you with the decision of what to do next. For most families you have to think of the costs involved and the time taken to quickly replace your old boiler so you have have hot water and keep warm. While at Morgans we do everything we can to support you, we will also help you find the right boiler for the needs of your family.
The best time to change your boiler is before it breaks down, but that happens rarely. However if you can plan a date to make the change we can help you find an ultra modern boiler with greater efficiency, a new boiler will help to bring down your heating bills, transforming the energy efficiency of your home in the process.
Indeed, despite appearance some older boilers can pose a danger. There’s a real danger to the exposure of dangerous emissions such as carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide. In the UK around 50 people die every year as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning and a lot more people are hospitalised due to exposure to the poisonous gas. Therefore changing your old boiler could make your home safer.
Modern central heating boilers are fare more safer, but it is still important to have your gas appliance serviced and checked annually. Modern boilers benefit from greater efficiency ratings, over 90% in comparison to 50% for some older boilers, and with lower emissions are far kinder to the environment, and a regular service will help you maintain those levels.
An engineer working on your gas appliance must be legally able to do so and therefore have to be on the Gas Sage Register. At Morgans we have this accreditation so you can fully rely on our services. If you have work by a friend or by someone who is not qualified could be extremely dangerous and even deadly, with fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning becoming a real risk. Working with Morgans Plumbing and Heating reduces your risk and we are very easy to work with.
What is the Gas Safe Register?
To get onto the Gas Safe Register an engineer or company must be able to prove they are qualified and competent to legally work with gas. Under UK law, all gas engineers must be on this register – any tradespeople carrying out work on gas appliances who are not are illegal and could face fines and even prison time, it is that serious and important.
How to ask a boiler engineer if they are Gas Safe Registered and what to look for?
All engineers will have a Gas Safe ID card, it has an expiry date, security hologram and states f the engineer is qualified to do the work that you need. The Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors in England and Wales conducted research which discovered around 30% of homeowners never carried out any checks .The most appropriate time to ask is when your plumber arrives and you can also look on the website. At Morgans Plumbing and Heating we are fully compliant.
Phone us today, we will be happy to assist you.