In this blog we keep up to date with all the Plumbing and Heating news. From Boilers to Smart Thermostats all the way to saving you money.

Stay Safe… Ensure Your Boiler Is Serviced

1 In 10 People Do NOT Have Their Gas Appliances Serviced Annually.

New research for Don’t Cut Corners has found that 1 in 10 people have said they probably won’t have their gas appliances serviced in the next year.

Shockingly 5% even said they would try and service their boiler themselves.

Adding to the concerning gas safety figures, the poll also found that 25% of people do not have a working carbon monoxide alarm.

Stay Safe & Save Money

A faulty boiler can be extremely dangerous. An annual boiler service can help safeguard against fires, explosions, gas leaks and carbon monoxide poisoning.

Carbon Monoxide is a deadly gas that can kill quickly and without warning. In addition to an annual boiler service, fitting an audible carbon monoxide alarm can help protect those you care about from carbon monoxide poisoning.

Whilst protecting those you care about, an annual service by a Gas Safe registered engineer can also prevent heating wastage and even reduce your energy bills. Servicing also improves the reliability of your boiler to minimise future boiler repairs and extend your boiler’s lifespan.

Safety First – CO Can Kill!

Carbon Monoxide, AKA “The Silent Killer”, is highly poisonous, but it is also clear and scentless meaning you can’t easily spot it! However, a Gas Safe Registered engineer can check this safely for you using a flue gas analyser to show that your boiler is performing correctly, keeping you and your family safe. To find out more about Carbon Monoxide, head over to the HSE website.

Maintain Your Warranty!

If your boiler comes with 10 year warranty, brilliant! But make sure you check the small print. In most cases, your warranty is only valid if you get your boiler serviced annually. Meaning, if you skip out on the yearly check-up, you won’t be covered for future breakdowns or repairs. Here at Boiler Plan, we don’t do this to catch you out, its because we understand the importance of getting your annual boiler service.

Is boiler cover really worth it?

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In the past few years, boiler cover complaints have risen higher than ever before. 100’s of customers have been left without heating or hot water for months before having their boiler repaired. Some customers paying over £900 a year!

The Financial Ombudsman Service, which handles financial grievances, received 1,970 complaints between April and September last year about home emergency cover, up from 1,271 for the same period in 2017.

Thanks to the current options that are available, you can now purchase a new boiler for the same monthly cost as your boiler cover.

Included in most boilers of today is a 10 year parts and labour warranty. This means that if anything happens to your boiler within 10 years of the purchase, the manufacturers will come repair or replace any broken parts free of charge (as long as you keep up with your annual service).

Here at Gas Fast we can provide you a brand new boiler at a low monthly cost. All of our boilers include a 10 year parts and labour warranty to put your mind at rest.

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How do I know I need a new Boiler?

Is your boiler regularly leaving you with no heating or hot water? Have you had to have your boiler repaired multiple times in the past few years? Is it time for a new boiler?

We have covered some of the main reasons you should upgrade to a new boiler.

Age of your boiler

The age of your boiler could be worth considering as this can cause the boiler to run less efficiently. You should also consider that this can create many problems forcing you to pay for repairs.

Regular repairs

If you find yourself constantly calling plumbing & heating engineers to come look at/repair your boiler, it could be worth considering a brand new boiler.

Strange sounds

Is your boiler making strange sounds? this needs to be investigated! This could be a sign that there is something seriously wrong with your boiler. 

Leaks

If you seem to find a leak on your boiler, this requires urgent action. Turn off your water supply, switch off your heating and call a your plumber ASAP. Depending on the amount of damage caused, you may want to consider a new boiler.

Heating your water

Another common issue is around water temperature. If you find it fluctuates whilst the heating is on or takes a long time to heat up or runs hot and cold intermittently, there is an issue with the boiler.

Contact us today for a free quote!

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Why is boiler efficiency important?

If you have gas central heating, your boiler will account for around 60% of your home’s CO2 emissions. This makes your choice of boiler a key priority if you’re looking to cut your energy bills and carbon footprint.

Replacing an old-fashioned non-condensing boiler with a modern condensing system can improve efficiency by as much as a third, and will save you a significant amount on your energy bills. But the key to getting the most efficient new boiler is in picking the right type and size boiler for your home.

Contact us today for a free quote!

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Here are four reasons why you should join the smart thermostat revolution:

Complete control anytime, anywhere…

Smart Thermostats come with their own app software that can be downloaded straight to your smartphone/tablet as long as you have internet in your home.

The app gives you full control over you heating, allowing you to heat up or cool down your home straight from your smartphone!

Reduce your bills…

The smart thermostat can save you money on your energy bills by heating up your home when needed and turning off the heating when its not from anywhere at anytime.

Use less energy…

Helping ensure you’ll only use the energy you need, exactly when you need it, your smart thermostat will help you identify the best times for turning on your heating and hot water, making it possible to achieve the perfect temperature faster and more efficiently.

Let it do the hard work for you…

From monitoring weather patterns and adjusting its temperature automatically, to using the location of your phone to determine whether anyone is at home and if heating is required – the best smart thermostats on the market have a range of high tech features.

At Gas Fast we install a smart thermostat with every new boiler! Contact us today for a free quote…

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The modern way to buy a boiler? Finance it!

To make payments more manageable, a car and phone are often bought via finance without thinking twice – so why wouldn’t you buy a boiler on finance?

Why Finance it?

In the past, major deterrents for purchasing a boiler on finance were often due to the high-interest rates that came with it. This meant most people would be left with an expensive monthly bill to pay – which made boiler finance very unattractive.

In recent years, due to the vast number of new firms that have entered the market, there’s been a fall in interest rates charged by some boiler companies. This change has given a lot more customers the opportunity to purchase a new boiler on finance.

To conclude, we give our customers the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of having a new boiler without having to fork out one lump sum. The costs are now much more affordable and will be spread over a monthly period.

We have a variety of different payment plans and boilers to suit you, and we make it easy. So, if you think you can’t afford a new boiler, think again!

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A new boiler for less than the cost of a mobile phone?

In these modern times of social media and technology it is pretty fair to say that everyone needs a mobile phone and most people depend on their phone for a lot of things, such as communicating, shopping and banking… and so it is the case with a boiler, it is fair to say that in the UK everyone needs a boiler, most people depend on it to heat their house and provide them with hot water whenever they need it.

Ask yourself this, what is more expensive a new mobile phone or a new boiler?

In a recent poll it was revealed that the average Brit now pays around £36.00 per month on a 24-36 month contract for their mobile phone with some bills regularly reaching £80-100 depending on date usage etc. In addition to this phones usually only carry a 12 month warranty, after that it is necessary to take an insurance of around £6-10 per month to cover repairs or loss meaning you could be regularly paying £40-50 per month on an on-going basis for a mobile phone. What is more, you will never stop paying for a phone, as soon as one contract ends we rush out to buy the latest phone and sign a new contact so the monthly phone payment is there forever!! But we use our phone every day so that is fine.

Now ask yourself this, do you use your boiler every day…….the answer is yes! We shower and heat our homes, but when you think of buying a new boiler you think of thousands of pounds worth of cost that you can’t afford and hassle finding a reputable company to fit it.

That is where Gas Fast fits in, a reliable, tidy and affordable company. Contact us today for a FREE quote on a brand new A-Rated boiler.

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Why you should switch away from your old boiler today!

You may not be aware that simply switching your boiler and having a new one installed will save you between £300 to £700 a year depending on what size of property you live in and the current state of your existing boiler

Many people don’t think about replacing their boiler, primarily due to the logic ‘if it ain’t broke, why fix it?’ or because having a new boiler installed means high upfront costs.

However what if that old boiler of yours was to break tomorrow? This issue would have to be addressed, why wait for the boiler to break when we can provide you with the perfect solution today!

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Is My Annual Boiler Service Necessary?

Boilers are a necessity, especially in our lovely British weather, but they can often cause more trouble than its worth. With breakdowns and repairs, the bills can pile up! Notably, the annual boiler service. But if the boiler isn’t broken, does it really need to be serviced? YES! There’s many reasons for this, here are a few reasons you should service your boiler:

Safety First – CO can Kill!

Carbon Monoxide, AKA “The Silent Killer”, is highly poisonous, but it is also clear and scentless meaning you can’t easily spot it! However, a Gas Safe Registered engineer can check this safely for you using a flue gas analyser to show that your boiler is performing correctly, keeping you and your family safe. To find out more about Carbon Monoxide, head over to the HSE website.

Maintain Your Warranty!

If your boiler comes with 10 year warranty, brilliant! But make sure you check the small print. In most cases, your warranty is only valid if you get your boiler serviced annually. Meaning, if you skip out on the yearly check-up, you won’t be covered for future breakdowns or repairs. Here at Boiler Plan, we don’t do this to catch you out, its because we understand the importance of getting your annual boiler service.

Contact us if you wish to book in a boiler service on 0800 033 7707

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Congratulations to Ideal Boilers for been honoured with two Queen’s Awards for Enterprise. In recognition of their outstanding achievements in both innovation and international trade.

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