Why trusting a qualified heating engineer is a no-brainer

Alex Thomas, Key Account Director for Worcester Bosch, discusses why trusting the qualified heating engineer is a no brainer…

Housing associations and local authorities have to deal with and maintain a vast amount of properties but more importantly cater for the people who reside in them.

With so many services to consider, there is an understandable reliance on different decision makers within the company.

One such vital service is heating systems – an unsuitable or unreliable brand of boiler put into a property can cause a lot of maintenance and discomfort for the resident and financial issues for the association later down the line.  It can even lead, in extreme circumstances, to cause potential health issues to people when weather turns bad.

One way to prevent this happening is to consult qualified heating engineers or managers within your association who have experience in specifying products.

Here are some reasons why you should place your trust in them.

Why trusting the qualified heating engineer is a no brainer - inspection on a housing estate

Professional advice

Everyone wants the best when it comes to looking after what’s valuable to them: if you have a health issue, you want the best consultant to look after you.

The same goes for heating systems, especially those that provide a vital (if uncelebrated) service of providing instant heat and hot water 24/7, 365 days a year.

By law, all gas heating engineers need to be Gas Safe Registered. In order to continue being registered they have to undertake training and be reassessed every 5 years – one of the few professions where regular reassessment is required, not even doctors have to do this.

Professional heating engineers have a prior understanding of the products that they install. They know in detail the technical specifications of the product, ranging from size and output to energy use and controls.  They have certificates that testify their professional qualifications, and years of experience to boot.

With this in mind, they will know exactly which heating solutions are right for the property. It’s not always a one-size-fits-all solution, unless the properties and requirements are identical then every property may need to be specified differently.

Proud of the work they do

Professional heating engineers won’t be looking to upsell. For example, they won’t opt for the higher cost boiler without reason – they will instead help choose the solution that will help save on energy and maintenance costs in the long term.

It is worth saying that in terms of gas boilers, all have to be a minimum of 92% efficiency since the introduction of Boiler Plus legislation, but efficiency isn’t the only consideration.

Heating engineers will consider the longevity of the boiler, costs of future spare parts and ongoing maintenance requirements, as well as the reputation and heritage of both the product and the associated brand.

All these are factored in by the heating engineer to ensure your property or properties have the best solution for the residents.

The aim is to create a peace of mind for the resident so the installations the heating engineers facilitate drive a high standard and are less likely to cause future issues.

By consulting the qualified heating engineer you are ensuring that your properties will be fitted with the highest quality and the most efficient heating solution.

Your residents (and your bottom line) will be happy with that!

But most importantly…

Gas and heating are amongst the most important compliance and safety measures in housing, so it is crucial that housing associations and local authorities get it right. To do so leave it to those who know best.

Trust in the qualified people, utilise their knowledge, solutions and experience.