10 Aug What Are The Benefits Of Commercial Gas Installation?
The safety of employees, customers and clients should be paramount to any business, which is why it is important to make sure gas connections are installed properly.
Whether your business is in hospitality, or you run an industrial or commercial enterprise, you will need a large-scale gas network fitted to make sure it runs effectively and efficiently throughout the site.
It will also keep those working or visiting the premises safe, as professional gas engineers assess, fit or repair the pipework whenever necessary.
Gas still needed despite net zero aims
Although the world is moving towards more sustainable, environmentally-friendly sources of power, businesses continue to rely on gas for their heating.
In fact, a report by Offshore Energies UK (OEUK) recently predicted gas will remain the top energy source in 2032.
The OEUK estimated that 900,000 heat pumps a year would have to be installed by 2050 if the government wants to achieve its net zero carbon emission aims.
Domestically, 85 per cent of homes in Britain are heated by gas, and commercial premises also rely on gas as an energy source.
While solar panels, wind farms and biomass production have increased, so too has the UK’s reliance on gas and oil.
According to the OEUK’s Business Outlook, Britain received 73 per cent of its total energy from oil and gas in 2020, which increased to 75 per cent the following year and 76 per cent in 2022.
Therefore, businesses are not yet in a position to ditch gas, and need to ensure they are getting their pipework fitted professionally, as it is likely they will be requiring it for some time yet.
What are the benefits of professional installation?
The most obvious reason for professional commercial gas installation is safety, as there are many risks involved when fitting a gas network.
Improve gas safety
Without an experienced gas engineer, there is the danger of gas leaks, fires, and even explosions. This could mean the end of your business, if the premises is damaged or even destroyed by the unfortunate accident.
By ensuring all the fittings are connected properly, this reduces the risk of gas leaks, and subsequently any explosions or fires.
Without using a professional, industrial businesses lack the reassurance that their premises are safe for everyone on it. They may worry about hazards, the quality of the fitting, or avoiding mishaps in the future.
Legal industry standards
A professional will ensure any gas fittings are installed to meet industry standards. This also means they will meet legal requirements, so business owners can avoid potentially being penalised in the future.
If, on the other hand, installers failed to follow safety requirements, business owners could face steep penalties, particularly if someone becomes injured.
Improve energy efficiency
An important consideration for any business these days is improving their energy efficiency.
As gas bills have sky-rocketed over the last year, they will want to ensure they are using as little energy as possible by avoiding any wastage.
Professionals will fit the gas network in the most efficient way, meaning companies could significantly reduce their energy bills.
Although the government’s Energy Bill Discount Scheme provides a discount for non-domestic customers, being able to reduce bills further will be beneficial to enterprises.
Have a more reliable system
For large-scale industrial or commercial businesses, there is nothing worse than the gas system going down. This would result in loss of heating, which would be disastrous in the winter months.
It could also mean kitchens are not operational, which would result in substantial losses for hospitality businesses.
By employing a professional gas installer, companies can have confidence their gas pipework will be more reliable and long-lasting.
What’s more, if repairs are needed, the gas engineers are fully accountable. Therefore, they will be able to diagnose the issue promptly, as they know how it was installed.
This means the gas network will be down for a shorter amount of time, so the business can get up and running again more quickly. Therefore, there is less financial risk for them, as downtime can be kept to a minimum.
For many industrial businesses, the reassurance of having professionally installed gas pipework is worth it, as they can function without unnecessary concern about their gas network’s safety, longevity and durability.