Troubleshooting Gas Fires

Want to learn some tips in troubleshooting gas fires?   Gas fires Gas fires or space heaters are useful in case your central heating system breaks down. While a gas fire can only heat a small space or a room, and can get risky when not properly installed or operated, they can be the answer to freezing winter day. If you’re having minor problems with your gas fire, you may be able to fix it on your own. Here are our tips when troubleshooting gas fires.   Troubleshooting Gas Fires Learn these simple tips to help you when you are troubleshooting gas fires. Check that the main gas supply is turned on. It may not sound like the smartest advice, but its easy for your gas supply to get turned off accidentally. Make sure you are correctly lighting the gas heater. If it’s you’re first time to operate your heater, make sure you read the user’s manual first. Follow the correct procedure at all times. In case you don’t have the manual, check the heater for instructions. There is usually a control panel where the operational instructions are written. Keep the heater cabin clean. It is important to keep the cabin clean so that the heater can operate properly. Unscrew the front cover of the heater and you will find the cabin inside. Remove all dirt, dust and other particles and prevent them from accumulating. A dirty cabin will produce a certain kind of smell. Use a damp cloth to clean the cabin. Don not use household cleaning solutions or agents. If your heater has flue pipes, you must clean...

The Significance of Gas Safe Registered Engineers

Who are Gas Safe registered engineers? When we talk about gas heating systems, the term “Gas Safe registered engineers” always crops up. Is it just a classification of workers or is there something special about this breed of professionals in the gas industry? At RJ Gas Appliances Ltd, we pride ourselves of the fact that we only employ Gas Safe registered engineers to render services to our clients. Gas Safe registered engineers are the only people that are legally-certified to render service in gas-related industries. These people have spent time, money and effort to undergo proper training in the installation, repair and inspection of gas appliances that are used for cooking and heating our homes.  They must then undergo rigid examinations in order to get certification the area of gas work that they intend to do.  These certifications are under the United Kingdom Accreditation Service and known as the Nationally Accredited Scheme (ACS), or they may have the equivalen S/NVQ qualifications.  They are accredited only on their areas of competency. After receiving a recognised certification, they must then register with the Gas Safe Register.   It is legally mandated that workers in this industry must register with the Gas Safe Register in order to practice their trade. Only Gas Safe registered engineers are legally allowed to undertake gas works in our home or in commercial gas industries.  People who are not registered are then deemed illegal gas engineers and are accountable to the law. There are many reports of accidents happening, sometimes resulting to dire consequences, because the work done on gas-related installations or repairs were done by illegal gas engineers.  The...

Gas Fire Repair

Need a gas fire repair? Call RJ Gas Appliances Ltd today.   What is a Gas Fire? A gas fire is also called a space heater or a room heater. A gas fire provides heat to a room or a small, enclosed outdoor area. Gas fires are a lot smaller compared  to boilers or  furnaces, and are usually portable. There are also wall mounted types of gas heaters. More specifically, gas fires are categorized into two: Fueled – They are permanently installed and are safe to use if installed properly. The installation and height of the flue provides maximum heat to the room. Non Fueled – This is also commonly called flueless fires, vent free heaters or unvented heaters. They may either be permanently installed or portable. Non fueled heaters are more risky than fueled ones, especially if they are not installed properly. They also require ventilation in the room, and more maintenance than fueled heaters.   Risks Health risks of not following proper procedures include carbon monoxide exposure and increase in dioxide. The former is highly poisonous, and the latter can cause lung diseases. Carbon monoxide is a tasteless, colorless and odorless gas, yet very deadly. Exposure in small amounts can cause nausea and vomiting. Prolonged exposure can cause death. High levels of carbon dioxide in the room prevents the lungs from functioning properly. It cannot properly exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide. Other than possible health issues and dangers of death, gas heaters can also cause fire. Gas Fire Repair Gas fire repair must only be done by Registered Gas Safe Engineers. This kind of heater requires special...

Gas cooker repair Leyton E10 East London

RJ Gas Appliances Ltd can get your gas cooker repair needs completed quickly and efficiently. Our team of experienced Registered Gas Safe engineers are very friendly and will answer any questions you may have about your cooker.   Your cooker Your cooker is probably one of the most important appliances in your home. It is where you cook your daily meals. There are many types of cookers to choose from – cooktops or ranges, freestanding or built in, gas or electric. The brand choices have also widened over the past years.   Gas or Electric: The Pros and Cons The first thing you may need to consider is the price. Although electric cookers are cheaper than gas ones, electricity is more expensive than gas. Electric cookers use easier temperature controls and the oven heats more evenly compared to gas-run ovens. Although you will have more choices in terms of style, color and brand with electric cookers, gas cookers heat faster because the fire actually licks your pots and pans.   Always Remember… If you choose to have a gas cooker in your home, always have the installation and repair done only by Registered Gas Safe Engineers.   Gas Cooker Repair: The common problems you will encounter Here are some of the common issues you may encounter with your gas cooker: 1) Cooker not working at all 2) Oven not heating 3) Burner not heating 4) Oven temperature is incorrect 5) Too much smoke 6) Gas odor 7) Noisy surface burner 8) Pilot light is out 9) Gas leak 10) Weak flame   It is important to remember that handling...

Gas dangers in winter and annual checks

In the UK, our winters are getting colder and longer requiring the use of our gas heaters, cookers, and fires. Although this gives us an escape from the cold outside, all gas appliances should be checked annually to make sure they are functioning correctly and working safely. Without these crucial checks you could be exposing you and your family to carbon monoxide poisoning and a variety of other dangers. Our customers need to be aware that there are indicators to show when your appliance isn’t working properly and requires servicing: The flame of your appliance is yellow and ‘lazy’ rather than burning with a ‘crisp’ blue flame. Soot marks or black stains form around your appliance The pilot light isn’t continuously on rather flickers on and off There is a high amount of condensation in the room Overall the appliance isn’t functioning correctly. RJ Gas Appliances Ltd Services provides gas fire service and repairs, boiler service and repairs and other gas appliance checks in the London area. Our company believes that safety and value are key which reflects in our much needed value for money service. Our registered engineers inspect your gas appliances in a number of ways: Inspection of settings to make sure that they are burning correctly and are running at the right operating pressure. Harmful gases such as Carbon Monoxide are being disposed of outside your home effectively. All ventilation such as chimneys and flue are clear and fully functioning All the safety devices are working at full function. As a well established company who has been working for over 35 years within our field we...

Gas Fire Problem E5

  How to deal with a Gas Fire Problem E5 If you’re experiencing any kind of alarming issues or Gas Fire Problem E5, contact Gas Safe Corgi registered RJ Gas, and we’ll have the problem fixed in no time flat. Solving a Gas Fire Problem E5 We were contacted by a customer who was experiencing an unexpected problem with their gas fire. They had to turn it off because after having it on full, it went out. It was the 2nd time that it went out like that, and they were curious if they should have us come take a look at it. The answer was an emphatic yes! The reason is because this is typically a sign that the product’s safety devises or measures kicked in and turned the flame off as a precautionary measure. Usually they are ODS, or Oxygen Depletion System fireplaces. Of course the last thing you would want is to wait until someone is harmed as a result of ignoring a problem that could be so serious. Gas Fire Problem E5 Explanation This type of behavior is most commonly caused by the pilot flame not being able to sustain the safety thermocouple as hot as it needs to be to keep the safety magnet sufficiently open. This will cause the fire to shut down in a really short amount of time. If you get your gas appliances checked on an annual basis, the chance of problems occurring and you being left in the cold during winter months is reduced. We got there quickly, took a look, cleared debris and dust away, checked the feed...
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