Nest®Protect – The cool smoke alarm

The Nest Protect is so much more than a smoke alarm, it’s also a carbon monoxide alarm. The smart technology device is a great bit of technology and a sound investment for any home. Our SmartHome installers have been installing Nest® protect devices along with other compatible devices in our SmartHome range in Plymouth homes for the last two years and customers have been impressed by the level of safety that the device offers.

Did you know?

  1. About 200,000 homes in the UK experience high levels of carbon monoxide every year. [Nest CO white paper, 2014]
  2. In the 1970s, it would take about 30 minutes for a fire to take over a room. Today, it can take less than 5. [Underwriters Lab]

Every home should have a CO alarm

Every household regardless of the age of boiler or even if you do not have a boiler should have a carbon monoxide alarm. The Nest protect does what it says on the tin protects your household and alerts you and your family to smoke and carbon monoxide, straight to your smartphone, no matter where you are.

Nest Protect Features

  • App Silence: Silence alarms with your phone, not your tea towel. If everything’s under control and there’s only a little smoke, silence the alarm from the Nest app.
  • Phone alerts: Everyone in your family can know what’s going on, from anywhere. When something’s wrong, Nest Protect sends everyone an alert in case no-one’s at home.
  • No chirps: Tired of getting woken up at 2 am by your smoke alarm? Long before it has to chirp, Nest Protect tells you its batteries are running low with a message on your phone. And don’t worry, that won’t happen for years.
  • Safety Check-up: Test all your alarms with a tap. And once the test is finished, you’ll receive a full report.
  • Family Accounts: Everyone in the family can have their own Nest account. No more sharing a login. You can all use your phones to silence and test alarms. And you’ll all get alerts on your phones if something’s wrong at home.
  • Tests itself: You’re supposed to test smoke alarms monthly. But most people don’t. So Nest Protect checks its batteries and sensors over 400 times a day. And it’s the first alarm that uses Sound Check to quietly test its speaker and siren once a month.
  • Lights your way: If you need a glass of milk in the middle of the night, the new Nest Protect lights up as you walk underneath it. Pathlight is one of our customers’ favourite features, so we’ve made it better and brighter.
  • Steam is not smoke: Has your alarm ever yelled at you for having a shower? Nest Protect comes with Steam Check. It uses custom algorithms and a humidity sensor to look for steam so that you can enjoy a nice, quiet shower.

You can find out more product information for the Nest Protect on Nest’s official website.

Get A Nest Protect Installed Today in Plymouth

Our SmartHome engineers are able to supply and fit all Nest Smart technology, our heating engineers are nest certified installers and Gas Safe Registered. You can find out more about why we are one of the most accredited Plumbing & Heating companies in Plymouth here.

For a free quotation from Plymouth’s leading Plumbing & Heating company, simply get in touch with us.

Smell Gas?

Call the National Gas Emergency number – 0800 111 999 (If you’re deaf or hard of hearing, you can use a textphone (Minicom) on 0800 371 787). Please note: This number is for England, Scotland and Wales

The Importance of A Boiler Service

Your boiler should be serviced annually, every year our Gas Safe Registered engineers carry out thousands of gas safety checks for landlords and homeowners in Plymouth and across the South-West. Our fixed price gas safety service is carried out by our fully qualified gas engineers that are experts in boiler maintenance.

Having hot water is a daily essential. Your boiler needs to be regularly checked and tested to make sure all components are working in the correctly. An annual boiler service is a relatively cheap way to prevent potential boiler faults, avoid unwanted disruption, ensure maximum central heating efficiency and keep heating bills to a minimum.

Just like a M.O.T for your car, regular checks of your boiler can detect whether something is wrong and can prevent any issues from getting worse. A boiler that isn’t working to its maximum efficiency can also hit your wallet hard and increase your energy bills dramatically. When carrying out a service, a qualified engineer will inspect and test all of the boiler components and replace any parts that are no longer functioning correctly. Thus leaving your home with a fully operational and efficient boiler.

Guarantee safety with a boiler service from a Plymouth gas engineer. A regular boiler service by a Gas Safe Registered engineer will ensure your safety is not compromised. Along with assurances over boiler breakdowns, having your boiler serviced provides peace of mind for health related issues.

We recommend to all our customers that you have an audible carbon monoxide alarm fitted in your home. Last year we fitted hundreds of carbon monoxide alarms in homes all across Plymouth for just £35 including fitting.

AJ Barnes Plumbing & Heating LTD is Plymouth’s premier Plumbing & Heating Company.  We are able to carry out Gas Safety checks for all gas appliances including boilers. All our engineers are Gas Safe Registered and using the latest analytic equipment for Gas Safety Checks. Contact us today to arrange a Gas Safety check

Finding A Reliable Heating Engineer

We get numerous phone calls and emails from clients that have had quotes for work done by other Plymouth Heating Engineers that are not reliable and have not turned up, or in some instances have not been experienced enough to fix the problem. This guide outlines steps that you can take in order to find reliable Heating engineers in Plymouth and also reliable Plumbers in Plymouth.

There’s an old saying, if you buy cheap, you’ll buy twice, this saying applies to everything from replacing a boiler to buying a new car, it is important to get your choice right the first time and this means looking beyond price, the best things are usually not the cheapest.

So, how can you find a reliable Plumber in Plymouth?  There are lots of ways that you can find an experienced, reliable and affordable Plumber in Plymouth, the best starting point for finding any reputable tradesman is by visiting the Buy with Confidence website, all tradesmen on Buy with Confidence have been vetted and approved by Trading standards, you can also read verified reviews which have been left by Plymouth customers. If your Plymouth based Heating Engineer or Plumber is not on Buy with Confidence then we recommend that you use a tradesmen that is on the scheme as only these companies have been approved by Trading Standards.

Next step, finding a Gas Safe Registered engineer. Finding a Plymouth Gas Engineer is easy, simply visit the Gas Safe Register website and enter your postcode, you will then be able to see all Gas Safe Registered engineers in your area. All our Heating Engineers are Gas Safe Registered and undergo further training through our employee development scheme.

Finding the best Plymouth Heating Engineers checklist. Google search the company, if the company does not have an up-to-date website or it looks dodgy then their work is probably the same, companies that invest in their public image clearly care about there customers and offer the highest possible quality. Check out the company’s other accreditations, are they a Worcester Accredited Installer and A Nest Professional Installer? Finally, ask for a written quotation, company’s that offer you a free no-obligation quotation are a safe-bet.

Following these steps is a guaranteed formula to finding a reliable, affordable and experienced heating engineer and plumbers in Plymouth. AJ Barnes Plumbing & Heating LTD is Plymouth’s premier Plumbing & Heating Company, completing over 4,000 Plumbing, Heating and Gas jobs annually in Plymouth alone. Contact us today for a free no-obligation home-visit quotation.

Why Should I use A Worcester Accredited Installer?

We have been asked this question quite a lot throughout the years by our Plymouth Customers:

Do I use a Worcester Accredited Installer when I get a new boiler installed, is it really worth it?

The simple answer is yes. There are numerous reasons why you should use a Worcester Accredited Installer for your boiler installation, repair or replacement. AJ Barnes Plumbing & Heating LTD is one of the longest accredited installers in Plymouth, Devon for Worcester Bosch products.

The first reason why you should use a Worcester Accredited Installer is that accredited installers are professional heating engineers. Worcester do not just let any plumber become an accredited installer, engineers that want to become a Worcester accredited installer have to be fully vetted by Worcester Bosch and undertake specialist training at their headquarters. If you do not use an accredited installer for your central heating installation in Plymouth, you will be using a much less experienced heating engineer whose business may not be around in 5 years to sort the fault caused upon installation.

The second reason why you should use a Worcester Accredited Installer is extended warranty. All Worcester Bosch boilers supplied and fitted by AJ Barnes Plumbing & Heating LTD come with a FULL Worcester Bosch 10-year warranty as standard giving you peace of mind that your boiler is protected for the next 10 years. Other heating engineers who are not accredited installers may offer a 10-year warranty but this may not be with Worcester Bosch and therefore your boiler will not be fully protected if something goes wrong with your boiler during your warranty period. Worcester Accredited Installers offer a 10-year warranty as standard for all Worcester Bosch boiler installations, non-accredited installers may charge you for the privilege.

 

Another reason why you should use a Worcester Accredited installer as your heating engineer is that accredited installers have been checked to ensure that they have all the necessary certification and training to work on heating and gas appliances in Plymouth. Giving you peace of mind knowing that your boiler replacement has been installed safely by a Plymouth heating engineer.

The final reason why you should use a Worcester Accredited installer to install and maintain Worcester boilers, solar water heating and heat pumps are the tips and advice that an accredited heating engineer can offer you. Our Plymouth based Worcester Accredited Installers (WAIs) have been installing Worcester Bosch boilers for over 30 years and can often advise you on how to get the best out of your boiler in terms of efficiency and cost.

AJ Barnes Plumbing and Heating LTD is a platinum Worcester Accredited Installer, based in Plymouth and covering households across Devon and Cornwall, you can see if we cover your area by checking our coverage area map, contact us for a free no-obligation home visit quotation with one of our reliable heating engineers. If we do not cover your area, you can find your local WAIs by visiting the Worcester Bosch website by clicking here.