Buy a new boiler before the winter period kicks in

Buy a new boiler before the winter period kicks in

Buy a new boiler before the winter period kicks in

Being outside in the cold, winter months can be miserable and no-one should have to put up with the same conditions in their own home. Your home should be a safe haven in the winter, somewhere to feel comfortable and warm, protected from the elements – which is why, if your boilers needs replacing, it’s important to buy a new boiler before the winter period kicks in.

During the summer months your heating is barely touched, meaning that it is easy to put off thinking about your boiler. However, as the first cold week of Autumn has appeared, purchasing a new boiler earlier you may find that there are more benefits to reap.

Installing a new system before the weather turns reduces the chance of mid-winter breakdowns, not only this but upgrading to a more energy efficient boiler will also save you money in the long term as well as reduce your carbon footprint. There’s also a safety element involved, upgrading from an older system reduces the danger of Carbon Monoxide leakages which could be putting you and your household at risk. Plus, you’re much more likely to avoid long waiting lists for installations in the autumn than the cold winter months.


Updating your boiler to a newer model can be a good investment that could save money on household bills for years to come. Although they can seem expensive initially, new models are far less prone to breakdowns and maintenance problems, so updating your system could save you time and money in the long run.

Almost two thirds of energy bills in the UK  are spent on processing your boiler so an efficient boiler makes a big difference. Whether you decide to invest in a basic model or a top of the range product, a new energy-efficient boiler can really save you money.

As well as saving on your energy bills, updating your boiler to a more energy efficient model will mean improved performance, better water pressure and fewer breakdowns. What more could you want in the cold winter months!


Investing in a new boiler now before the cold weather kicks can really help you prepare for the cold winter months ahead. Plus, getting in now means that you beat the queue.

The cost of your new boiler will vary depending on the type and size of system that you decide to install. There are now a wide range of combination and conventional boilers available, as well as some alternative systems that offer state-of-the-art technology to heat your home. However, at Bright Gas we understand that forking out for a new boiler can be a real expense that you may not necessarily be able to afford. We can now offer boiler finance on brand new efficient boilers on a monthly payment plan. Meaning that you can invest in a new boiler for your property without facing a huge upfront cost.

With up to 2 years 0% finance available, we have the ideal boiler solution for you. Invest in a new boiler that will benefit your home and your family. Buy your new boiler before the winter period kicks in!


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Dewsbury, Is your boiler winter ready?

Dewsbury, Is your boiler winter ready?

Dewsbury, Is your boiler winter ready?

The UK is moving closer and closer to turning on boilers all over the country. The warmer months are drawing to a close, the nights getting darker, and winter is in sight. From Dundee to Dewsbury, people are packing away the garden furniture and swapping it for their central heating system and a cup of hot chocolate.

Almost half of Brits turned their boilers on in mid-October, meaning that there is only a couple of weeks to go to ensure that boilers are in working order. So what should you do to prepare your central heating for the cold weather?

Annual boiler services

A regular boiler service is the easiest way to avoid boiler breakdowns and make sure everything is in top working order. It is best to get your boiler checked before the cold weather really kicks in, so you can be assured that your boiler is in great working order just when you need it. Months of non-use can create problems in gas appliances, and these problems can lead to central heating system failures when the appliance begins operating in winter. Boilers should be serviced every year in order to ensure that they are safe and efficient for your family.

Insulate pipes

When the weather drops below zero, standing water in your pipes can freeze, which can block up your plumbing system. As water expands when it turns into ice, frozen pipes are also particularly likely to rupture and break. Pipe insulation is a simple, cost-effective solution to this problem.

Similar to boiler services, plumbing insulation will not only reduce your likelihood of home emergencies, but will also improve the energy efficiency of your central heating and save you money in the long-term.

Check your pressure and radiators

Take a look at your boiler’s water pressure to see if your boiler needs the pressure reducing, or if you need to call out an engineer to take a look at it. If the pressure is too low, you may be able to bring it back up to the right pressure without any difficulty, but if it is too high, you might need to speak with a Gas Safe engineer.

The start of winter is also a good time to bleed radiators. This will ensure that your central heating operates efficiently – if there is air trapped in the radiator, then it will not warm up as well as it would if it was full of water, and might not even properly warm up at all.

Run a practice test

Although it isn’t too cold outside just know, it is important to take a practice run of using your central heating system for a few hours before you really need it. This will allow you to discover whether or not it is working properly before the harsh winter weather arrives, enabling you to arrange central heating repairs when the weather is still somewhat pleasant if necessary.

Is your boiler winter ready? It will be after these simple steps!

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Gas Safety week 2016

Gas Safety week 2016

Gas Safety week 2016

This week is the sixth annual Gas Safety Week, aimed to raise awareness among landlords and homeowners about the importance of having their gas appliances serviced every year.

As Gas Safe engineers we understand the importance of the event, where organisations across the UK will be working together alongside the Gas Safe Register to raise awareness of the dangers of poorly maintained gas appliances, which can lead to gas leaks, fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. Over 6,500 organisations across the UK have already signed up to take part in this year’s event, beating last year’s total of 5,123.

We know gas safety is important all year round, but the value of Gas Safety Week lies in getting many people involved – strength in numbers! By focusing all of our communications in one week, we are more likely to generate media interest and have a greater impact.

The event’s official hashtag is #GSW16 and you can follow @GasSafetyWeek on Twitter.


At Bright Gas we want to ensure that you are safe in your home. By following these few simple checks, you will increase the safety of yourself and your family whilst in your home:

  • Check your gas appliances every year. Gas appliances should be safety checked once a year and serviced regularly by a Gas Safe registered engineer. Tenants – make sure your landlord arranges this.
  • Check your engineer is Gas Safe registered. You can find and check an engineer at or call 0800 408 5500. At BrightGas we are a Gas Safe registered engineer, so if you’re in Dewsbury, Ossett, Batley and the surrounding areas we’re sure we can help!
  • Check your engineer’s Gas Safe Register ID card. Make sure they are qualified for the work you need doing. You can find this information on the back of the card. Also you can input the licence number from the engineer’s ID card. Consumers will be able to see pictures of the registered engineers and details of their qualifications.


Gas Safety week

It is also important to be aware of the six signs of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning: headaches, dizziness, breathlessness, nausea, collapse and loss of consciousness. Unsafe gas appliances can put you at risk of CO poisoning, gas leaks, fires and explosions. By spotting the signs early you can ensure that your family are safe. Additionally, it is also important to fit an audible carbon monoxide alarm, which will alert you if there is carbon monoxide in your home.

At BrightGas we want to ensure that you are safe in your home, so if you suspect any issues with a gas appliance of realise that your appliances are in need of a service, give us a call, 01924 631177.

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3 easy ways to get your home ready for winter in Ossett

3 easy ways to get your home ready for winter in Ossett

3 easy ways to get your home ready for winter in Ossett


As the days begin to get shorter and colder, it’s a good idea to start thinking about what you might need to do to protect your home in the winter months. Although many of us do not like to think about the cold months ahead whilst we are still enjoying the light nights, September is the perfect month to get winter ready. After all, the winters are long, cold and dark.


You don’t have to be an expert in DIY to prepare your home for the winter ahead; there are a number of easy steps you can take to make sure your home is as ready as possible.


  1. Get your boiler checked

Having no central heating over the winter period is the last thing you want to be dealing with. It is important to get your boiler serviced before the cold weather really kicks in, so that you can be assured that it is running as efficiently as possible. After all, you want to make sure you get as much heat out of it as possible.


Always make sure that you use a Gas Safe registered engineer when you book a service, to ensure that you and your family are in safe hands. It is also worth asking the heating engineer if they think your boiler in the current state will last through the winter.

  1. Insulate your home

There’s no point spending money heating your home if all of the heat is going straight back out again. Insulating your home is highly recommended, in order to keep the cold air out and keep the warm air in. In a property without insulation, around a quarter of heat in a house is lost through the roof, so insulating the loft is a good place to begin. It is also worth considering cavity wall insulation.


Many councils provide these services free of charge, so make sure to check with your local council.

As well as property insulation, you can do little things such as placing draft excluders across main doors and making sure curtains are drawn on an evening, so that the warn air is not hitting the cold glass and condensing.


  1. Protect your pipes

The best way to keep on top of pipes during the winter is to protect them with a foam layer (called lagging) which will help to prevent them freezing and bursting. This helps to keep the frost away from outside pipes, as the warmth of the pipe combined with frost can allow pipes to burst.


These 3 easy ways to get your home ready for winter in Ossett will really make a difference to your home in the cold winter months ahead. It really does pay to be organised!



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Horbury Boiler advice for new homeowners

Horbury Boiler advice for new homeowners

Horbury Boiler advice for new homeowners


Boilers can be a baffling thing, especially if you’re a new home owner. It takes time to be able to recognise and understand the functionality of your boiler, especially if it is different to what you are used to. With the winter months now in sight, it is important to get a good understanding of your boiler.

A boiler is something many of us often take for granted. We just presume that we will have a constant flow of central heating and hot water no matter what. However, when you see an issue beginning to occur, it is important to know what you are meant to do.


Here are out top pieces of Horbury boiler advice for new homeowners:


Boiler leaks

Leaks can be caused by a number of different things within a boiler such as the circulation pump or a crack in part of the pipeworks depending on age. If you see water leaking from your boiler, it is important to get someone to look at it quickly. Water and electricity are not a good mix and can potentially lead to a very serious issue. Most plumbers will be able to advise you on what to do until they have arrived.


No heating or hot water

This is an issue that every homeowners dreads. Turning your hot tap on in the bathroom to discover only icy cold water or freezing cold radiators is a nightmare. Get on the phone straight away and call out an emergency plumber. It is important to make sure that anyone fixing your boiler is Gas Safe registered, meaning that they have passed all of the essential exams and are deemed fit to work on your boiler.


No pilot light

The pilot light on your boilers is an obvious indication that your boiler is up and running. When this light goes out it highlights that there is a problem in the system as the boiler is unable to turn on.
If you notice your pilot light isn’t coming on any more, you should call out a heating engineer to see if they can resolve the issue and get the your boiler up and running again. They may also be able to give you advice on how to prevent this from happening again.


Strange noises

Once you have lived in your property for a while, you become familiar with certain noises and what sound most things should be making. If your boiler is making an unusual noise such as hissing, knocking or gurgling, there may be something wrong. These noises typically aren’t produced by a boiler, which may suggest that something is wrong or you have caught the early stages of a problem. It is important to consult with a heating engineer as they are more likely to know the cause and fix any issue.
It is important that you call an engineer as soon as a problem arises as an untrained eye has no way of knowing how serious the issue in their home is. This Horbury Boiler advice for new homeowners is really important to be aware to prevent major damage before it happens.


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