What’s the Difference Between a Domestic and Commercial Heating Engineer?
Announcing our Commercial Heating Services!
NEWS JUST IN at Direct Heating our team is now expanding! Which means we can offer commercial heating services, maintenance and also repair. But what is the difference between the two engineers and how does commercial differ? Read on to find out the difference between a domestic and commercial heating engineer…
Commercial Heating is Strict
To the average person, a gas engineer looks the same from one to the next but actually, their qualifications couldn’t be more different and it makes choosing the right one important. While domestic gas engineers are highly skilled and the type of jobs similar in name (boiler installations, servicing, emergency call outs etc), the truth is that commercial jobs have many diverse scenarios. This is why you’ll find that most companies are strict with who they hire for what. They also hold a legal obligation for employee and customer safety…
Understanding the Legalities
When it comes to the legalities of commercial heating, companies need to be doing the right thing. While it’s only recommended to install carbon monoxide alarms in residential properties, for some establishments, like schools and rental properties, it’s absolutely crucial. Knowing what kind of engineer you’ll need for a job is therefore incredibly significant. Additionally, one who understands the ins and outs of commercial gas will help you avoid falling foul of the law.
Commercial vs Domestic Gas Safe ID Card
When it comes to choosing a gas engineer, it’s tempting to flick through a directory. You might, however, want to do a bit more digging, to ensure they are right for the job. All Gas Safe registered engineers carry an ID card, whether domestic heating or commercial and don’t ever be afraid to ask to see it when they arrive at your property for work. The ID Categories from Gas Safe Registration determine the type of work an engineer can undertake. For instance, a domestic engineer can work with a boiler input of up to and including 70kw net but anything above this figure, the installation is deemed to be commercial.
Contact us for Commercial Heating
If you’d like to find out more about the engineer categories, you can find the Domestic and Commercial work guides on the Gas Safe Register website. Alternatively, our team would love to have a chat whether for your home or business premises. With almost 16 years of servicing Leeds for domestic central heating, please get in touch for more information on our commercial heating services, maintenance and repair.