Gas is a necessity in most residential and commercial buildings, and though it’s relatively easy to have them installed and working properly, there are often still many questions people have about the whole process. Questions such as: how long will it take? Is it completely safe, and how do I make sure of this? What about the meter? It’s good those questions are asked, because whilst gas is a necessity, it’s important to understand what it entails. Here’s a list of the most frequently asked questions for commercial gas installations – and those questions answered.
How long does installation take?
Once you’re sure that the installation has been approved and the supplier has agreed to begin work, it usually takes about five working days. The actual installation is very quick. However, start the process of applying and getting the approval well in advance. Gas specialists like www.milgas.co.ukrecommend two to three weeks.
What are the maximum requirements?
Your maximum gas requirements are based on the maximum amount of gas all your appliances can use within a given period of time (per hour, or per year). It’s usually recorded as a load written in the form of KwH, BTU, or m3. A qualified engineer such as a gas engineer London from Milgas can easily calculate this by checking the labels of each appliance you will use.
Where will the meter be installed?
This will depend on the way pipes are installed within your premises; some pipes enter the premises whilst others end outside. Depending on the installation, your meter will be installed either inside or outside (housed, if outside).
What’s the service pressure?
Most likely, the pressure you get is either low or medium – it largely depends on your supplier, so you can easily find out by contacting them if you are not sure. Some areas do receive intermediate or high pressure, so check.
What about the MPR number?
The MPR number (Meter Point Reference number) is a unique number that identifies your meter and gives information about its location. It’s a 10-digit code; one simple 10-digit number without letters or other characters. You’ll find that number on your gas bill.
There may be more questions you have – above are listed only the most frequently asked; however, the process is quite simple and any good company will be happy to answer all your other questions and walk you through the whole process in a very simple and straightforward way. After all, getting a new meter installed in order to get your business up and running is not that hard. Just remember: you have the right to get all your questions answered, so never hesitate to ask. Professional staff is there to answer all your concerns.