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Gas Fitter & Heating Engineer – Solares Energies offer all aspects of quality builders and building engineers. We offer reliable, trustworthy emergency builders, covering the Costa Del Sol and the surrounding areas.  We are experienced, professional building contractors with over 15 year’s experience.

Are you looking for a local gas fitter or heating engineer that you can rely on?  A Solares Energies, we pride ourselves on providing professionally qualified, reliable, and trustworthy tradespeople.  If you require a gas or heating engineer, we’re here to help.  We also have emergency gas and heating engineers available, please complete the contact form above or call our emergency 24/7 callout number xxxxxxxxxxxxx

What is a Gas and Heating Engineer?

Whether you’re experiencing heating problems, need to have a brand-new boiler fitted, or are due your annual boiler gas safety check, we have gas fitters and heating engineers available

A gas or heating engineer can help with:

  • Installing boilers and central heating systems
  • Regular maintenance and repair work, including annual gas safety checks
  • Finding and fixing gas leaks
  • General advice on gas safety and energy efficiency

What is a Gas Fitter?

A licenced gas fitter or Gas man is trained to repair, service, and replace natural gas appliances and fixtures in residential and commercial properties. Beyond working on the appliances and fixtures themselves, they are also responsible for installing regulators, gas meters, burners, and valves. Many plumbers offer a combination of plumbing and gas-fitting services, but it’s important to note that each is a separate occupation and comes with different qualification requirements.

As a Gas fitter, your duties may include the following:

  • Installing, repairing and maintaining gas meters, regulators, gas lines and gas appliances
  • Testing and replacing defective equipment
  • Attending to gas-escape calls and assisting in the investigation of gas fires and explosions
  • Advising clients on safety features and maintenance of gas units
  • Converting cars or appliances to use natural gas fuels
  • Preparing work reports
  • Reading and interpreting drawings and blueprints

The reason that you need to hire a natural gas plumber to handle gas fitting services like gas line repair and gas appliance installation is pretty simple. Gas is extremely dangerous to deal with, and in the wrong hands, it can cause destruction, injury, and worse. Under no circumstances should you ever attempt gas fitting services on your own.

A natural gas plumber or gas fitter knows exactly how to perform gas fitting services in a way that is both professional and safe. Our gas fitting specialists are extremely qualified, and they possess years of top-level experience. They’re licensed, bonded, and insured through the state, and they will do the work necessary to make sure that your gas fitting services are handled with the absolute utmost care.

What does a Gas Fitter do?

A gas fitter has a very important role within the trades as lives can be at risk if a gas fitter doesn’t follow the correct steps when performing a task. A gas fitter’s main duties would include:

Connecting to main gas lines – A gas fitter’s most important job is connecting your home to gas lines. Gas lines ensure that your household has sufficient gas for cooking, warming water, temperature control, etc.

Maintaining gas fixtures – We advise you to get your gas connections checked by a gas fitter at least once a year. Even if there are no faults and damages, gas leaks are not usually detectable. However, watch out for some tell-tale signs like gas odour, dead indoor plants, bubbling near pipes, etc.

Ensure gas supplies are functioning – A gas fitter’s responsibility is to ensure that your appliances are functioning well to prevent gas-related accidents. They must check if the appliances are correctly connected to the gas line, reducing the chances of gas leaks.

Only an efficiently conducted pipe installation can ensure a steady supply of gas. Hence, the connection should be such that the appliances can tap into the gas line while accessible for everyday use.

Repairing gas appliances – Gas fixtures require regular repairs as they deal with harmful gases and substances. Thus, a gas fitter should be adept at repairing gas meters, regulators, burners, and more.

Since gas regulators and meters are essential for ensuring proper gas supply, you should immediately fix any damage to these devices. So, if you notice incorrect gas readings and other mechanical problems with your gas devices, call a gas fitter right away.

Troubleshooting gas issues – If you cannot find the root cause of a gas line problem, you should trust a gas fitter to evaluate the issue correctly. Since they are professionally trained and licensed to identify such issues, you can rest assured that the safety of your household is in good hands.

However, we suggest noting signs of trouble and disconnecting your appliances while the gas fitter is on the way. This will help make their job easier and faster.

Installing gas safety systems – A gas fitter can safeguard your home by suggesting preventive measures and installing safety systems. Since gas-related accidents often occur without warning, it is best to protect yourself by installing devices to protect you from further damage.

Fixing flues – Flues allow waste gases to escape from your house. Without an exit point, these waste gases will remain in your home and pollute the indoor environment. Plus, some of these gases can be fatal. Thus, a gas fitter secures the connection between gas appliances and exit channels.

What does a Heating Engineer do?

As the name suggests, heating engineers focus solely on work related to domestic and commercial heating systems. There’s still a lot of variety even within this field: heating engineers could be installing a gas boiler or fixing a central heating system one day, then find themselves being called out to fix some ductwork in a commercial environment the next.

Some individuals will train specifically to be heating engineers but many engineers progress from starting as a plumber.

They usually take the NVQ level 3 qualification, with diplomas specialising in carrying out electrical work on heating systems and servicing and maintaining hot water systems. Heating engineers will work on:

  • Installation of heating systems like boilers
  • Radiators
  • Pipework
  • Maintenance of heating systems
  • Hot water cylinders
  • Heating controls and thermostats

It’s important to note that not all heating engineers will be able to carry out the above work. This is because to work on gas appliances (e.g. gas boilers or gas cookers) it is a legal requirement to be Gas Safe registered.

So, a heating engineer who doesn’t have this certification couldn’t connect a boiler to a gas supply but could wire the heating controls and thermostat.

What is a Heating Engineer?

A heating engineer will work solely on heating in domestic and commercial properties rather than working across various disciplines, making them specialists in heating. For this reason, you may prefer to contact a heating engineer rather than a plumber, as they may be more familiar with your issue.

Heating engineers are experts in fixing boilers and can complete tasks including installing new boilers, repairing boilers, running new gas pipes, fixing gas leaks, changing radiators, fixing leaks, and installing heating controls.

Again, you should still ensure that your heating engineer is Gas Safe registered before allowing them to work on your boiler. Call A Heating Engineer If:

  • Your radiators are providing no heat.
  • Your heating system is making unusual noises.
  • Your central heating isn’t reaching the correct temperature.
  • You suspect there are issues with your thermostats, vents, or hot water cylinders.
  • You’re having an emergency with your heating system and it isn’t working at all.
  • You’d like a check-up or a service for your central heating system.

Heating Engineer Vs A Plumber

When to contact a heating engineer – When it comes to the work heating engineers carry out, the clue is in the name. They’re trained to service, repair or replace parts of your home’s heating system, which includes:

  • Boilers
  • Radiators
  • Pipework
  • Thermostats
  • Hot water cylinders
  • Other fixtures and fittings that are part of the heating system

By law, the heating engineer must be Gas Safe registered if they’re going to be working on gas-fired appliances and hold OFTEC certification for working on oil boilers.

When to contact a plumber – When you need a professional to deal with issues or carry out installations of appliances that involve water, you need a plumber. Some of the work a plumber is trained to do involves:

  • Blockages
  • Leaks
  • Installing a dishwasher
  • Dripping taps
  • Bathroom installation
  • Issues with toilets (not flushing properly etc.)
  • Drainage, irrigation and sewage systems (installation and maintenance).

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