Hire A Heating Engineer Near Me
Heating and ventilation (HVAC or H&V) engineers are specialised in installing and maintaining heating systems of residential and commercial buildings and do not venture in any other aspect of work. A local heating engineer can fit any type of electric, oil-fired and gas boiler and also do all pipework for your heating system including radiators. A heating engineer is also the right person to perform regular maintenance and any kind any of repairs to your boiler.
Heating engineers ensure that your boilers, furnaces, heat pumps are as energy-efficient as possible, to reduce the consumption of fossil fuel, carbon emissions and help people save on their energy bills. Heating engineers are also qualified to work on underfloor, solar heating systems but their main area of expertise is oil, gas and solid fuel boilers plus the associate pipework and radiators.
Most heating engineers will be more than happy to provide you with a free quote using their expert knowledge. After receiving the quotes check their rating in the directory and choose the ones that matches your needs the most. You project specification are only send to three heating engineers around your area so that you are not swamped from tradespeople. If you are not happy with the first three quotes, resubmit your job specs through our system to receive another three quotes.
Gas Safe Registered Engineers
Gas boiler engineers need to be registered with Gas Safe. Registration is a legal requirement in the UK for anyone installing, repairing or servicing gas appliances and services. There are over 12,000 Gas Safe registered engineers in the UK, make sure yours has a valid Gas Safe ID card before you hire them to work on your gas boiler.
If you own a solid fuel-burning boiler (for wood or coal), it’s a good idea to hire a member of HETAS to install, service or repair it for you. HETAS is recognised by the government as a quality scheme and anyone registered with them is qualified to fit and work with solid fuel heating.
The Oil Firing Technicians Association (OFTEC) is for engineers who work with oil-burning appliances and services. So, if you have an oil-fired boiler, it’s a good idea to hire an OFTEC engineer for any repairs, servicing or installation work.
If you have an electric boiler, then hire a qualified electrician or a boiler engineer with electrical skills who can comply with BS7671: Requirements for Electrical Installation. You might want to look for someone who belongs to an association such as the Electrical Contractors Association (ECA) or the National Inspection Council for Electrical Installation Contracting (NICEIC).
Central Heating Systems
Central heating usually consists of a heating furnace or boiler, located in the basement or a separate room in the house, and radiators to which the heat is distributed by hot steam or water. If you plan on having central heating installed in your house, you will most likely have to choose between electric, oil or gas-fuelled heating.
A central heating system break down can be a real nuisance, especially if it happens in the dead of winter. Hiring a qualified heating engineer to identify and fix any problems is the safest and most efficient option. Remember, it’s cheaper to keep your central heating system properly maintained, as opposed to paying hefty repair fees at a later date.
Any engineer repairing central heating systems should be registered, by law, with Gas Safe. This protects both the installer and client and guarantees the job is carried out safely. Be aware that your gas boiler should be serviced annually; failure to do this can result in your warranty becoming invalid.