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Top gas appliance installation London based plumbers

If you need a top gas appliance installation London based plumbing and heating engineer, look no further. CW Services Plumbing and Heating are based in South London and we offer our services all over the City.

The top Gas Safe registered gas appliance installation London based plumbers

You will probably have had it drummed into your brain that anyone who works on a gas installation must be Gas Safe registered. There is a good reason for this, and that reason is not only your own health and safety, but that of others who live with and near you too.

It’s not just the dangers of gas leaks and potential explosions. It is also about harmful emissions. When any gas appliance doesn’t burn properly, it can emit CO fumes. These fumes are virtually undetectable to the human senses.

If you are sitting in an unventilated room with a faulty gas appliance, you are in danger. CO poisoning is a silent killer. It can draw you off into sleep. If this happens and no one realises the danger, you may never wake up again. If you do wake up, oxygen starvation may have irreparably damaged your brain.

We here at CW Services Plumbing and Heating are fully, and currently Gas Safe registered.

We handle gas appliance installation London work of all types

Whatever gas appliance installation London based job you need tackling, we can help. We install all sorts of gas appliances, including:

  • Gas boilers
  • Gas cookers
  • Gas fires
  • Gas fired central heating

Of course it’s not just the appliances we install. As members of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering, we can install any necessary pipework and flues.

The London based plumbers you can rely on

We have built a solid reputation for our gas appliance installation London work over recent years. It is based on our ability to supply quality work at competitive prices. We always turn up when we say we will, and we complete the job. It might be a brand new installation, regular maintenance work, or an emergency call-out. Whatever the nature of the job we always aim to exceed our clients’ expectations.

We handle gas appliance installation London projects in the private sector and the business sector too. If you are a landlord and you need a Gas Safe registered engineer to maintain or install gas appliances – we can help.

Call us today for a free no obligation quote on 020 7733 6812 or 07949 095 184.

Finding plumbing services in South London you can trust

PLumbing services in South London

Having trouble finding plumbing services in South London that you can trust? Well, your troubles are over. You’ve arrived on the website of CW Services Plumbing and Heating, a name that more and more South London residents are recognising as the provider of plumbing services that you can rely on.

The problem of finding plumbing services in South London solved.

Whether you are new to South London or you’ve just had a bad experience with a plumber, the problem of finding plumbing services in South London that you can trust 100% is over. CW Services Plumbing and Heating is a plumbing service that can carry out any plumbing or heating related work that you need to have done.

You might need to have a cowboy repair or installation put right, a new bathroom or gas fire or gas boiler installed. You might be interested in underfloor heating, or you might want to take out an annual gas appliance and pipe servicing and maintenance contract. Whatever your requirement, the need for finding plumbing services in South London that you can trust, ends with us.

It doesn’t matter whether you are a home owner, a landlord, a tenant, or a business owner. We handle all types of work in both the private and the commercial sectors.

Checking out Gas Safe register credentials

Don’t forget either that if you are having any work done to your gas appliances or piping, this should be carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer or plumber. Never trust what plumbers or engineers might tell you when it comes down to their Gas Safe registry credentials. There are a lot of bogus companies around with fake IDs.

When a plumber or engineer arrives at your premises, before you let him/her do any work on your gas piping or appliances, check his/her credentials out. They may look genuine, so the only way of being sure is to compare the ID number on the pass with the Gas Sage register website. Click here to be taken through to the appropriate web-page.

If the plumber/fitter is genuine, he/she won’t mind waiting on the doorstep while you complete the check. We do it all the time and it is never a problem.

Remember, it’s no good finding plumbing services in London to help you with a gas appliance fault, connection or service, unless the firm is Gas Safe registered. You are putting yourself, and anyone who shares that premises with you, at risk.

Emergency call-out service

Here at CW Services Plumbing and Heating we also have am emergency call-out service. In fact it’s how many of our customers first get to know us. If you have a plumbing emergency of any kind, don’t hesitate, call us straight away. We respond to emergencies 24/7/365. The numbers to call are 020 7733 6812 or 07949 095 184.

Does your landlord pay for your gas servicing?

Doed our landlord pay for your gas servicing

Does your landlord pay for your gas servicing? By gas servicing we mean making sure that your gas piping and any gas appliances and flues are kept in good working order. If you landlord makes gas, and gas appliances available for you to use, he/she is legally responsible for having them serviced once per annum. One of the top gas servicing London based contractors is CW Services Plumbing and Heating.

Your landlord must only use a Gas Safe registered engineer/plumber

The legal requirement for landlords to have appliance, flues and gas pipes properly maintained is laid out in the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998. But your landlord can’t get any old Tom, Dick, or Harry to do this servicing. The person who actually does the work must be a Gas Safe registered engineer or plumber.

The potential dangers of domestic gas

Gas and gas appliances have the potential to be dangerous if they are not properly serviced every 12 months by a qualified engineer/plumber who is Gas Safe registered. The potential danger from gas and gas appliances falls into 3 categories.

  • The danger of inhaling leaking gas in a confined space
  • The possibility of an explosion from a gas leak
  • The potential for CO poisoning (Carbon Monoxide emissions)

The potential for any faulty gas supply or appliance to prove fatal is serious. It means that only Gas Safe registered, trained engineers/plumbers should be employed for this work.

Does your landlord pay for your gas servicing? – Yes and more besides

Not only does your landlord pay for your gas servicing, he/she must also keep records to prove that the servicing had been correctly done, using a Gas Safe registered engineer/plumber.

Records of the servicing must be kept for a minimum of two years. Not only that, but as a tenant, your landlord must provide you and any other tenants with a copy of the certification within 28 days of the work being carried out. If you are a new tenant, your landlord should provide you with a copy of any existing, current certification before you move in.

Top gas servicing London based engineers – CW Services Plumbing and Heating

So, in conclusion; does your landlord pay for your gas servicing? – Yes he/she does, and if landlord is new to the area and is looking for a reliable Gas Safe registered fitter/plumber, he/she can contact one of the top gas servicing London based companies – CW Services Plumbing and Heating. We can be contacted 24/7/365 on 020 7733 6812 or 07949 095 184.

Are gas appliances cheaper to run than electric?

Are gas appliances cheaper to run than electric

In answer to the question of are gas appliances cheaper to run than electric, yes, in general they are. However, before you rush out to buy a gas boiler, cooker and fire, and organise gas appliance installation London specialists, CW Services Plumbing and Heating to come and fit them, there are some points you might like to consider first.

Heating with gas rather than electricity

The most direct way of checking whether it’s cheaper to heat your home with gas or electricity, is to check their respective prices per kWh (kilowatt hour).

  • One kWh unit of mains gas costs approximately £0.04
  • One kWh unit of mains electricity costs approximately £0.15

On this basis it’s quite clear to see that electricity is in the region of 3 to 4 times more expensive that gas. Prices may change slightly according to the tariff you are on and who your supplier is.

However, there are one or two little curved balls to take into consideration when you ask, are gas appliances cheaper to run than electric?

Curved ball No1 – Boiler efficiency

Curved ball number one relates to the fact that whereas an electric radiator will transform 1kWh of electricity into 1 unit of heat, a gas boiler cannot. They are not as efficient. In actual fact, even a brand spanking new gas boiler will only work up to 90% efficient in fuel/heat conversion terms.

But in overall terms, because of the big difference in the price of the type of fuel, gas still wins out in terms of running costs.

Curved ball No2 – Non availability of mains gas

Curved ball number two relates to the fact that you may not live in a mains gas area. If you don’t, your only real option is to use LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) and LPG at is considerably more expensive than either mains gas or electricity.

Cookers – are gas appliances cheaper to run than electric?

Apart from heating, the only other question relating to are gas appliances cheaper to run than electric, is with regard to cooking. Just comparing mains gas and electricity, gas cookers cost around £10 per year to operate whereas electric cookers cost around £45 per year to run.

Call the gas appliance installation London experts – CW Services Plumbing and Heating

Clearly, it is much less expensive to cook with mains gas or LPG rather than electric. If you want to consider swapping from electric to gas and you are looking for gas appliance installation London experts, we here at CW Services Plumbing and Heating would be pleased to help. All our fitters are Gas Safe registered. For a free survey and no-obligation quotation call 020 7733 6812 or 07949 095 184.

Reduce your heating bills in winter

Reduce your heating bills in winter

There are several things you can do in order to reduce your heating bills in winter. Some are simply measures and DIY jobs that you can undertake yourself. The list includes things like:

  • Ensure your loft, walls and hot water tank are well insulated
  • Make sure that the radiators in the rooms that you don’t use are turned off
  • Make sure that all radiators are bled to eliminate air locks
  • Take a shower rather than a bath
  • Only use as much water as you need when you cook and make hot drinks
  • Make sure that you keep your fridge and freezer doors firmly closed
  • Put draught-proofing around doors and windows
  • Change all light bulbs for the energy efficient variety
  • Reduce your heating thermostat to 21 degrees or less
  • Reduce the temperature of your hot water to around 60 degrees
  • Only have the heating on when you are at home
  • Ensure that you turn off all appliances or products on stand-by
  • Change the temperature setting for washing clothes to 30 degrees
  • Where practical allow wet washing to dry in the air
  • Ensure your loft (if you have one) is well insulated

Having your heating system overhauled is a great way of reducing heating bills in winter

Whether you have gas fired, oil fired, or electric heating at home, make sure it is in tip-top operating condition. It is one of the most effective ways of reducing heating bills in winter. The more efficient your heating system, the lower your heating bills will be.

Make sure your electric boiler is regularly serviced

We have already mentioned setting your heating system’s thermostats to 21 degrees or lower. However, you also need to ensure that your hot water boiler is working efficiently too. If you have an electric boiler, you need to make sure that the heating element doesn’t become too furred-up. If it does, it won’t heat the water as efficiently, and eventually it will fail altogether.

Having your electric boiler serviced every year isn’t as important as having your gas boiler serviced annually from a health and safety point of view. It is however, just as important from an efficiency point of view.

As well as making sure your boiler is working efficiently, the engineer or plumber carrying out the service can check to help ensure that parts are regularly checked, and where necessary changed, to avoid inconvenient breakdowns and costly repairs.

The importance of servicing a gas boiler annually

Having your gas boiler serviced annually is every bit as important as servicing an electric boiler from an efficiency point of view. Also, in terms of  avoiding breakdowns. Both things will help to reduce your heating bills in winter. With a gas boiler however, the most important issue is the danger of carbon monoxide (CO) emissions.

The dangers of CO emissions are well publicised. Having your gas appliances checked and serviced annually by a Gas Safe registered engineer or plumber is a must. It will help to minimise any risk of harmful emissions.

The top gas installation London based fitter to help you reduce your heating bills in winter.

CW Services Heating and Plumbing are not only one of the top gas installation London based plumbers, but we also carry out annual boiler servicing. Our plumbers are all Gas Safe registered. It means you can employ us to service your boiler, to help reduce your heating bills in winter, whether your boiler is electric or gas.

For a new gas installation in London, or servicing existing gas or electric boilers, call CW Services Plumbing and Heating on 020 7733 6812 or 07949 095 184.