Gas Fire Installation
Our skilled Gas Safe registered engineers are fully qualified to carry out gas fire services right from the initial installation through to the servicing, repair and replacement of any type of gas fire in your home, and our reliable engineers provide an ongoing first-class professional service at an affordable rate.
Gas Fire Servicing
Our experienced engineers strongly recommend servicing opened flue fires (fires connected to a chimney) every 12 months due to the risk of a chimney blockage partially as a result of birds nesting in there during the spring and summer months. A fire service manual is needed when servicing coal effect fires.
Our gas fire servicing checklist includes:
- Fully dismantling the fire.
- Testing the chimney or flue with a smoke pellet.
- Checking for correct ventilation if needed.
- Cleaning the fire and checking burners for correct operation.
- Checking the flue box for cracks.
- Reassembling the fire.
- Checking the gas efficiency and testing any gas connections for leaks.
Important safety warning!
If your chimney becomes blocked, there is a serious risk that highly toxic products of combustion can become trapped and can escape from your fire into your home. Please refrain from using the fire and call a professional Keep Warm Heating engineer to service it right away if it becomes blocked at any point.
Fires or wall heaters are fitted into chimney places or onto walls, and can come in the form of room sealed fires, open vented fires or coal effect living flame fires. If you have a coal effect fire, please check that you have your fire’s servicing instructions, so our trusted engineers can make sure its particular servicing needs are met.
Gas Fire Repairs
Our highly experienced Keep Warm Heating engineers can quickly and efficiently repair most gas fires that have broken down, as long as replacement parts are available and as long as we think it is economical to do so.
Our trusted engineers will always look for the most affordable solution to your problem. If we know that you are likely to save money on future repairs by replacing your old gas fire with a new one, then we will recommend you do so.
Opened flue fires
If your fire is connected to a chimney, then it is an opened flue fire. From our many years of professional experience our engineers strongly recommend servicing this type of fire every 12 months, as there is always a risk of a chimney blockage, particularly due to birds nesting in there during the spring and summer.
Balanced flue fires
Balanced flue fires can be fitted on outside walls, so they do not need a fan. They are usually found with wall heaters fitted in bedrooms or in halls, and are safe because they are room sealed.
Our highly experienced Keep Warm Heating engineers strongly recommend servicing balanced flue fires regularly, so that seals can be checked for leakage of products of combustion.
Power flue fires
If your house has an outside wall but no chimney, your fire is probably connected to a power flue (fan flue). This type of fire needs to have the fan started before the fire can light, making it safe to use. It is recommended that you have this serviced regularly to ensure it continues to operate safely and efficiently.