March 2013

New Marketing Campaign in Progress

26th March 2013 written by Richard Hearne in the category Latest News

As 1Gas continues to grow, we are always looking for more ways to reach greater number of customers and more easily communicate the benefits of using us. We’re a friendly personal team who strive to deliver top notch service.  To help us deliver our message, we’ve commissioned a new marketing campaign which should launch in the next month. We’re impressed with the previews and can’t wait to see the final version which we will be sharing on our website.

Cold Snowy March Causing Low UK Gas Reserves

23rd March 2013 written by Richard Hearne in the category Latest News

Could we be running out of gas? The unprecedented cold UK March is having all kinds of impacts: tourism, farming, the economy, and no doubt, gas supplier profits too. The unpredictable British weather strikes again. Only a year ago at this time of year, Britain was bathed summer-like temperatures in the low 20s celsius. Britons were on beaches soaking up the sun enjoying the end of winter, even in northern Scotland, where all-time records were broken. By contrast, mother nature is creating a very different March in 2013.

Gas Meter Boxes Guide

written by Richard Hearne in the category Gas Articles

Where a gas meter is required and in an external location,  a meter housing (also known as a box or kiosk) is required. This is for two primary reasons, to protect the gas meter from the weather and to help secure it from being tampered with or damaged.   There are a range of different gas meter housings on the market which vary dependant on pressure in the gas mains, the location, and the size of the meter.   The different models available include: semi-concealed (also known as semi-buried or ground box), surface mounted (also known as wall mounted or bolt-on), built in (also known as recessed or cavity box), and freestanding (also known as wall adjacent).   Most meter housings are made from plastic which doesn’t rot or corrode and is very weather resistant. Some models are also made from glass-reinforced plastic. We talk about the specific meter boxes in more detail below: Semi-Concealed Designed to be discrete, the semi-concealed meter housing is usually brown in colour and can be installed at the base of a wall or building and has a tapered lid.   It is not suitable where the top of the box could be an obstruction, trip hazard, […]

Why Do Gas Connections Take A Long Time?

written by Richard Hearne in the category Gas Articles

How long should a gas connection take? A week, a few weeks, a month, a few months? Gas connections are complex and the truth is that some individuals, companies, charities, and organisations are surprised at the length of time involved and the apparent hurdles to jump over. There is often pressure to get gas connected to a property as quickly as possible. The fastest gas could be connected to a house is around 6 weeks from start to finish. Getting gas connected to a commercial property such as a shop, office, restaurant or take away can take 2-3 months in total. We’ll talk you through below the steps to obtaining a new gas pipe and meter below.

How to Save on Your Business Gas

21st March 2013 written by Richard Hearne in the category Gas Articles

In order to run a successful business it is important to be aware of every single expenditure, and to constantly seek ways to reduce your costs wherever possible. Business gas prices are still on the rise, which is leading to an increasingly competitive marketplace for suppliers.

1Gas Welcomes Dan Carter

15th March 2013 written by Richard Hearne in the category Latest News

We’re pleased to welcome a new member of staff to our team. Dan Carter joins us a Gas Connections Consultant assisting customers with all type of gas pipe and meter requests. Dan previously worked for Tesco, and has a wealth of experience in the entertainment industry (including bars and restaurants), building trade, removals, sales, and customer service. Dan is originally from London, but more recently has relocated from the Isle of Wight to Sussex. In his spare time Dan plays football for a local team, and enjoys spending time with his young family.

Symptoms of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

5th March 2013 written by Richard Hearne in the category Gas Articles

Carbon monoxide is difficult to detect but if it leaks into your home it can kill. This post tells you what to look out for and what to do if you are concerned.