FAQs

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Regular servicing, keeping the area around the boiler clean, and checking the pressure gauge can help to prevent potential issues with your boiler.

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Yes, any engineer working on gas appliances in your property must be Gas Safe registered. This registration is a legal requirement to ensure that all work is performed safely and competently. Always check the engineer’s Gas Safe ID card before allowing them to start work on your property.

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The common signs of a gas leak include the smell of gas, hissing or whistling sounds near gas appliances, a yellow or orange flame instead of blue, and physical symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, and nausea. If you smell gas coming from your boiler, you should immediately turn off the gas supply and contact a professional for repairs. Do not attempt to fix the issue yourself. Call the Cadent hotline immediately.

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It is recommended to have your boiler serviced in the summer or early autumn months, before your energy requirements start increasing for winter. This reduces the chance of a boiler breakdown when your home needs heating the most.

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Taking shorter showers reduces the amount of water you use, which in turn reduces the amount of energy needed to heat that water. This can help you save money on your water and energy bills, as well as reduce your impact on the environment.

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Charging an EV overnight is efficient with both Level 1 and Level 2 chargers, taking advantage of lower nighttime electricity rates in the UK.

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Some examples of reusable items include cloth napkins, refillable water bottles, and reusable shopping bags. These items may require a larger initial investment, but they can save you money in the long run by reducing the need to buy disposable items repeatedly.

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“Vampire energy” refers to the energy that electronic devices consume even when they are not being actively used. You can save money by unplugging devices when they are not in use, as this prevents them from using electricity unnecessarily and adding to your energy bill. More information can be found here: https://moralfibres.co.uk/slay-vampire-energy/

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Installation costs for a home EV charger in the UK can range from £300 to £1,200. The exact cost depends on the type of charger and installation complexity. This price does not include any necessary electrical upgrades.

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Energy suppliers are obligated to offer smart meters to their customers. You can check with your energy supplier or the relevant government agency to see if you are eligible.

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Regular use of rapid charging can accelerate battery wear over time. It’s recommended to use rapid charging when necessary and rely more on slower charging methods.

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A smart meter is a digital energy meter that measures your electricity or gas usage in real-time and sends that information to your energy supplier automatically.

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Smart meters are usually provided to customers at no extra cost. However, you should check with your energy supplier to see if there are any charges associated with getting a smart meter.

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Making your own cleaning products using natural ingredients like vinegar, baking soda, and lemon juice is a great way to be more environmentally-friendly and economical. These ingredients are often cheaper than store-bought cleaning products and can be used for a variety of cleaning tasks around the home.

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If your gas safety certificate has expired, you will need to schedule a gas safety inspection as soon as possible. Our team at CRS Matrix can assist you with this. We will send a Gas Servicing Engineer to your property to carry out a full inspection and provide you with a new certificate once your gas appliances have been deemed safe. It is important to note that continuing to use gas appliances without a valid gas safety certificate can be dangerous and potentially illegal. Contact us today to schedule an inspection.

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If you don’t service your boiler, it may become less efficient. A lack of maintenance can also increase the likelihood of breakdowns and expensive repairs. Boiler Guarantees can become void. It may also become unsafe, as faults can go undetected and lead to gas leaks or carbon monoxide poisoning.

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Using an MCS-certified installer ensures that your solar panel system meets high standards of quality and compliance. It also qualifies you for various government grants and incentives, including the Smart Export Guarantee (SEG) that offers payments for surplus energy exported back to the grid.

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Consider the charging speed you need, budget, and the space available at your home. An electrical inspection might be necessary to ensure your home’s wiring can support the desired system. Consultation with a certified installer can provide personalised advice.

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The Gas Safe Register is the official list of gas engineers who are qualified to work safely and legally on gas appliances, fittings, and flues. You can find it here: https://www.gassaferegister.co.uk/

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