If you are a DIY type of person and want to install your home central heating system then there are a few things you need to know,
The first thing you need to know is if you live in the united Kingdom, you are governed by rules and regulations that must be abided bye, or you could find yourself with a big penalty.
So long as they do not work on the gas boiler itself. You can install all the radiators and pipe work for the system but not the gas boiler.
the only person allowed to carry out this work is a Gas Safe Registered person or company.
Should you decide to carry out the work on the Gas Boiler yourself, you could be prosecuted under the health and safety regulations.
If you go ahead and install your new gas boiler for your central heating system and think ,
I know I will get a local gas safe engineer to come round when the work is completed and check it over to make sure its safe,
Under Gas Safe regulations no engineer can sign off any gas work that they did not install,
Yes, you may find an engineer to sign off the gas boiler,
but they are breaking the law and can be prosecuted should it ever come to light,
which occasionally it does.
Every gas central heating boiler installed in the United Kingdom has to be registered with gas safe by law.
To register the boiler, only a gas safe registered person can do this.
When a boiler or any gas appliance is registered the person who registers it is responsible for the gas appliance and gas supply within that property.
up to 10 years with some models, but did you know,
if the boiler is not installed and registered by a gas safe person, then your boiler warranty becomes void.
so its best to call in your local gas safe engineer to get his advise before you make a start.
If you want to change your central heating system from a vented system (small tank in the loft) to a unvented system then you need to be registered to install unvented systems.
An unvented system, if installed incorrectly could be a potential bomb sitting in your home,
so its best left to the professionals, at least you will know that the work has been carried out to all current rules and regulations and its safe.
then before you start make sure you talk to your local gas safe registered boiler engineer,
if he is a genuine type of person,
then he will be only to happy to help.
He will be able to tell you the easy way of fitting the radiators and pipe work along with the controls, r
easy for him to come along and install the gas boiler and gas supply pipe at a later date.
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