Best practice for gas heater installations

We’ve been experiencing an increasing number of calls from engineers recently with gas heater issues which could have been dealt with promptly on site had they read the installation or servicing manuals properly.

Rushing through the installation of a new gas heater or an annual maintenance review without referencing the appropriate instructions may save you a few moments in the short-term, but could have long term environmental and cost implications. Don’t get caught out just because you’ve completed hundreds of installations before and thought you knew what you were doing. No two gas heater installations are ever exactly the same.

All manufacturers are obliged to supply installation and servicing manuals with new gas heaters, which are designed to inform the engineer of the best practice when dealing with the heater in question.

Instruction booklets are a rich source of information and should be treated as such when, for example, decommissioning an old gas heater and installing a new, more energy efficient model.

It is up to us as engineers to ensure we are as informed and up-to-date as possible with regards to the servicing and installation requirements of any given heater. And there really are no excuses anymore since most manuals are available online as PDF downloads.

Don’t just throw them away once installation is complete either, there’s always a place for instruction manuals and leaving them on site or in the toolbox can provide an easy  reference point for future maintenance work.

You can download installation and servicing guides, as well as user guides for all of our gas heaters – both new and discontinued models – from the Product Guides section on our website.

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