Most Frequently Asked Questions about Boilers

A boiler is an essential appliance of any household, therefore it’s important to know everything about them to use them efficiently and safely. r. It’s crucial to know what you would need to do in case of an emergency.  You might be asking yourself; what Do If Smell Gas Leaking? Does my Boiler Need Servicing? How often does it need servicing?

We have answered some of the most frequently asked questions below!

 How Often Should I Get My Boiler Serviced?

Your boiler should be inspected annually by a registered gas installer, who will check to make sure it is running efficiently.  Your boiler’s warranty should grant you the yearly service of inspection.  We at Wear Heating & Gas Services offer boiler servicing in Newcastle and Durham for all our boilers, whether your boiler is in or out of warranty.

What Should I Do if I Can Smell the Gas Leaking?

If you smell gas in your home, you should follow these following steps to make sure you get it sorted out in the safest way possible.

1. Immediately turn off the gas lever at the mains.

2.  Refrain from plugging in and using any electrical devices within your home.

3.  Put out any naked fumes and open your windows.

4. Consider this as a possible gas leak until notified of the cause of the problem

5. Call the National Grid for professional help, their number is: 0800 111 999. They will send one of their engineers to sort out the problem.

What Type of Boiler Should I Buy?

It all depends on what your house requires. You can choose between a hybrid boiler or a conventional boiler. A hybrid boiler is ideal if you want a continuous supply of hot water, but if your house has several bathrooms or poor mains water pressure, then this type of boiler isn’t for you. If you live in a big house, a conventional boiler is suitable for you as they are able to provide hot water to several different sources at any given time.

What Factors Should I Consider When Buying a Boiler

You have to take into consideration factors such as; the number of bathrooms, number of rooms and amount of radiators that your house has. You’ll also need to consider factors such as whether you have double glazing or are planning an expansion to your house.

Do Gas Fitters Still Have to Be CORGI Registered?

No a gas fitter no longer has to be CORGI registered, as GSR (Gas Safe Watcher) have replaced CORGI as the watchdogs for Gas fitters in the United Kingdom and the Isle of Man. A gas fitter must be registered with the GSR in order for them to install your boiler.

When Should I Replace My Boiler?

Your boiler should last around fifteen years with continuous servicing and maintenance. According to the Energy Savings Trust, after a decade, the efficiency of a domestic boiler weakens and the average domestic boiler is only 70 per cent efficient.

If you are experiencing any of the above problems, you can contact us and a member of our team will try to deal with the problem either over the phone or will send a gas engineer to fix your boiler.