With your home in mind, you want to make sure you have the right heating contractor tend to your heating system. This includes boiler installations, repairs and annual maintenance. In the industry of home heating, there are some well recognized companies but there is also a risk that a gas engineer could give you bad advice. This advice could lead to disaster with the possibility of losing heat in the dead of winter. Here are some of the worst pieces of advice we’ve ever heard in the heating industry.
A Gas Engineer Doesn’t Need to be Gas Safe Registered
Having a gas engineer do work on your gas appliances is more dangerous than you realize. Faulty gas appliances can lead to carbon monoxide leaks or even explosions. For any maintenance, installation or repairs on your boiler, a Gas Safe registered engineer is necessary. In fact, you may want to make sure that your heating contractor has been registered with the Gas Safe organization.
Your Heating System Has No Bearing on Air Quality in the Home
If boiler installers were to tell you that air quality is not determined by your heating system, this is bad advice. Any changed in your heating system will also require supporting parts to ensure the air quality of your home isn’t compromised. For example, some systems will have a blower that circulates throughout the home. Filter and ducts should be checked annually or when a new installation or repair takes place.
Your Heating Unit Size Isn’t Important
If you’ve been told that the size of your heating system isn’t irrelevant, this is inaccurate information. Your boiler should support the size and layout of your home as well as your preferences for the temperature. There are a lot of aspects to the size of your heating unit you may not know about. Talk to a well recognized gas engineer to find the size that is perfect for your needs.
Your Fuel Source Doesn’t Make a Difference
A reputable heating contractor would never tell you that all fuel source options are the same. It is one of the most important factors. If boiler installers or any expert in the field have told you the type of fuel your furnace runs with doesn’t matter, please disregard. There are benefits and drawbacks to any given system. While some cost more to purchase or install, overall they will save you money. The system you have right now may be costing you more money than reinvesting in an updated system. There is a budget and fuel type furnace to suit anyone’s needs. Talk to a reputable heating expert in the field to find out what will work best for you.
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