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Winter is Coming is your boiler & heating system ready?

Sunday 13th October 2019

Well The weather in Dorset is definitely on the turn - winter is coming. The cold mornings have returned, the clocks will change soon and the evenings will be darker earlier, it's nearly time to get the trusty de-icer back out of storage. But what about keeping warm at home? Too many people rely on outdated antiquated, uncontrollable, inefficient and environmentally damaging boilers be they gas, oil or Lpg, What are the alternatives and what can you do or Why should you change your boiler? Heating If your boiler is old you might be used to waking up in the morning to lots of noises, radiators not heating up properly or just no heating at all and sometimes a unbearably hot room, all…

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Boiler Servicing In Dorset

Sunday 1st September 2019

Boiler servicing is one of those things that's often overlooked and too many people don't have their boilers checked on a regular basis. Whether you're busy and forget to book your service, or you're not really convinced that it's necessary, Here are some reasons why you Should Service Your Boiler Annually & give the Gas Man Services a call. 1. You can catch boiler problems early... 2. It's easy to forget that you don't only use your boiler during Winter. You use hot water everyday, so everyday your boiler could be running into issues - you might just notice them more when Winter rolls around. 3. Having your boiler serviced annually means that your engineer will be able to identify any problems with…

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Is it time to think about getting your boiler changed?

Tuesday 2nd July 2019

Well summer has well and truly arrived in Dorchester! It is finally nice to see some sun shining over the beautiful Dorset countryside. Unfortunately this glorious weather will all too soon turn cold and wet again. I'm sorry to say such things whilst it's so lovely out and most people are looking forward to their beach holiday, or days out on the Jurassic coast. Although winter is but a distant memory, believe it or not, this is the time to start thinking of your heating and hot water requirements. Was your boiler playing up during the cold snap? Are your radiators not heating like they used too? Were you cold over the long winter nights and complaining about the boiler? With gas prices…

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Oil Boiler Service in Dorset By The Gas Man Services

Thursday 23rd May 2019

Having an oil fired boiler serviced regularly can keep it operating at its most efficient. This reduces fuel bills and saves money on costly call-out fees for unexpected breakdowns. OFTEC recommends that oil fired appliances and equipment are serviced at least once a year or as recommended by the manufacturer. There are many reasons why the efficiency of an oil fired boiler could be reduced. Here are a few: * Excessive smoke and partially burnt fuel deposits can cause soot to form within the boiler heat exchanger, restricting the amount of heat that can be transferred into the heating system water. The cleaner the heat exchanger, the more efficient the boiler will be * Oil nozzles regulate how much oil passes through the…

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It’s Gas Safe week, make sure your appliances are safe!

Wednesday 19th September 2018

I thought that I would share this information from gas safe with you all as your safety is at the forefront of why I do this job. More than 5.5 million people in the UK are putting their health and finances at risk by not getting their gas appliances safety checked every year - which according to a new survey among gas engineers costs as little as £60. In the last year there have been more than 67,000 gas emergency call outs to homes in the UK, the equivalent of 186 every day. On top of which, the gas authority - Gas Safe Register - has found dangerous gas appliances lurking in one in six of the 142,000 homes it has inspected…

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Grant blue flame oil boilers

Monday 19th February 2018

VortexBlue Range - Internal Models Here at the Gas Man Services we are looking forward to using The Grant VortexBlue combing the existing proven condensing boiler technology with a revolutionary new blue flame. Using a new state-of-the-art Riello Blue Flame compact burner alongside the familiar Vortex oil-fired boiler, this market-leading combination gives you an easy to install, reliable product with those all-important low emissions. Grant's R&D Team have been busy developing this new generation of clean burning, low emission and high efficiency boilers for over two years, products that meet the EU emission changes planned to come into force in 2018. While the technology is very advanced, the boiler and burner combination is easy to install and set up. The cutting edge…

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INFORMATION FOR TENANTS

Sunday 19th November 2017

How you can stay gas safe in your rented accommodation. Faulty gas appliances and gas pipework, poor gas fittings and blocked chimneys/flues can be life-threatening - so it's important for your landlord to arrange annual gas safety checks to ensure appliances are safe and fit for use. The checks can include: Ensuring that products of combustion (fumes) are being safely removed outside via the flue or chimney; Ensuring an appliance is burning the gas properly, and that there is an adequate supply of fresh air in order for it to do so; Ensuring all safety devices are working properly and shutting an appliance off should a fault occur. It's in your best interests to let a Gas Safe registered engineer in if they visit your…

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Winters on it’s way

Friday 22nd September 2017

Remember as the weather starts to get colder - don't be tempted to block up the vents to retain heat!

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TOP TIPS TO STAY SAFE

Friday 22nd September 2017

Six simple steps to help keep you safe and warm in your home Only use a Gas Safe registered engineer to fit, fix and service your appliances. You can check the Gas Man Services at GasSafeRegister.co.uk and entering 523703 Always Check both sides of your engineer's Gas Safe Register ID card. Make sure they are qualified for the work you need doing. You can find this information on the back of the card. Have all your gas appliances regularly serviced and safety checked every year. If you rent your home ask for a copy of the landlord's current Gas Safety Record. Know the six signs of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning - headaches, dizziness, breathlessness, nausea, collapse and loss of consciousness. Unsafe gas appliances…

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"Counterfeit spare parts can have “quality, safety and legal implications” for installers."

Monday 29th May 2017

I thought I would share this with you all buying cheap parts on the internet could end up costing you more in the long run. The sale and use of counterfeit spare parts is currently a hot topic for the heating sector with industry experts increasingly fearful of the consequences of installers using unapproved, non-genuine spares on a gas appliance. David Willetts - General Manager of Baxi Genuine Parts - explains how they can have far-reaching quality, safety and legal implications for installers. When customers demand value for money, it's hard to find ways to make quotes more cost-effective for them to secure the business. One way that some choose to do this is to use non-genuine parts when carrying out repairs,…

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