What is a Smart Home

A Smart Home is a home that uses advanced devices to help your household run more efficiently. A Smart Home is equipped with devices that can be controlled remotely, even when the homeowner isn't in the property. Smart Homes incorporate several advanced automation systems that allow you to control the temperature, lighting, security and more.

At ImpraGas, we supply a selection of advanced systems that make your home much smarter! Click here to go to our SmartHome page, or keep reading to learn more about the products we supply.

Nest Protect

It's essential to have a smoke alarm in your home to protect your household in the event of a fire. It's also essential to test your smoke alarm once a month, but this is something that many of us forget to do, potentially putting lives at risk.

The Nest Protect smoke alarm is 'smart' because it is able to test itself, allowing you to rest easy in the knowledge that your smoke alarm is in good working condition. It will also alert you if your battery is running low with a phone notification.

It's an incredibly smart alarm that can detect what the problem is, giving you an early warning. For instance, if you have left something cooking and it starts to give off smoke, your Nest Protect will send you the following message: "Please be aware, there is smoke in the kitchen."

If there is a potential hazard, the alarm will send an alert to all household members' phones, whether they're at the property or not, so you will always be aware of any danger. If it's not a real emergency, you can silence the alarm using your phone, saving you from having to dash on over to the alarm itself.

Nest Thermostat

A Nest Thermostat makes it easy to manage your hot water tanks. If you want a little extra hot water, or to adjust your water schedule, you can use your Nest Thermostat to do so. You can even get your hot water to turn off automatically if you aren't going to be in the house.

Using a smart thermostat in your home will help you to run a more efficient system and can save you money, since you won't be using energy unnecessarily. The Nest Thermostat even gets smarter over time - it learns your household energy usage and lets you know how you could be saving even more money.

The new Boiler Plus legislation will be coming into effect soon - one of the main aims of this law is to give consumers more control over their energy usage, and installing a smart thermostat in your home is a great way to do just that.

Nest Cam

Connecting with your phone, the Nest Cam monitors your property even when you aren't in. Tracking your location using your phone, the cam turns on when you leave the house, keeping a watchful eye over your home until you return.

If the Nest Cam detects anything unexpected, it sends you an alert to let you know. So if there is unexpected movement or noise in your home, you'll be the first to know. The Nest Came can tell the difference between a genuine disturbance and general background noise, so you won't be disturbed just because the neighbour's dog is barking!

However, if it's your pets causing the issue, you can actually use the speech command function to issue instructions to your pets or to let someone know you're aware they are in your home.

You can also opt in for Nest Aware, which allows the cam to record all the footage it sees, allowing you to view anything you've missed.

Want to make your home a Smart Home?

If you're interested in making your home smarter, please visit our SmartHome Page to get a closer look at how our devices can help your household function more efficiently.

ImpraGas is an innovative business bringing you technology to make your home more comfortable and save you time, money and hassle. Get in touch today to find out how we can help you.

Gas Safe Registered

In order to work as a gas engineer, you must - by law - be Gas Safe Registered. The Gas Safe Register is an official list of gas businesses and individuals who are registered to legally work on boilers, cookers, and other gas appliances. It was brought in to replace CORGI in 2009.

The Register was put in place to protect the public from unsafe gas work and unqualified engineers. In order to join the Register, you must provide evidence of your competence in gas engineering; if an unregistered business or individual attempts to carry out gas work, they may be prosecuted for breaking the law and putting people's safety at risk.

How do you become Gas Safe Registered?

In order to get on the Register, you must first provide evidence of your industry-recognised qualifications. To see a list of accepted qualifications, visit the Gas Safe Register website.

Registration lasts for one year, so engineers and installers must renew their registration annually in order to stay on the Gas Safe Register.

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Our Gas Safe Engineers

Here at ImpraGas, we work hard to be a company that customers can trust - we want you to feel completely safe in your home, and so we ensure that all of our installers and service personnel meet the very highest industry standards.

All ImpraGas engineers have trained extensively, earned industry-recognised qualifications, and successfully joined the Gas Safe Register. Our Gas Safe Registration number is 542826.

Look for the ID!

When our engineers arrive to install or service your boiler, they will be wearing ID (including the Gas Safe badge) as part of their uniform. This lets you know that the people working in your home are trustworthy professionals who know what they're doing.

"You should always feel free to ask to see your gas engineer's ID before allowing them to start work. We will only ever allow qualified employees to enter your home - if there's no ID on display, it's not ImpraGas!"

Joseph Valente, Managing Director

ImpraGas is an award-winning company that specialises in new boiler installation. We offer a variety of flexible finance packages, and we have a 'Great' rating on Trustpilot - get a FREE quote for your new boiler here!

After a particularly cold winter, many people across the UK will now be looking to replace their boilers to ensure they don't get caught out again next year.

But those people may well find themselves asking...

How much does it cost to fit a new boiler?

Your boiler is the heart of your home, so replacing it should not be a quick decision. It's important that you choose the right boiler, the right fitters and the right guarantee, and all of these things can factor into the final cost.

Here at ImpraGas, we want to make this task as simple as possible for you. Our quote generator will tell you the cost of fitting your new boiler in seconds (including the price of the boiler and the guarantee).

How to Find Out the Cost of Your New Boiler

Simply head to our Get a Boiler Quote page, enter a few details (such as how many bedrooms/bathrooms you have and what your current boiler situation is), and within seconds we will provide you with a quote for providing and fitting your new boiler.

The ImpraGas team install a variety of high-quality boiler brands, including:

  • Vaillant Boilers
  • Worcester Bosch Boilers
  • Glow-Worm Boilers
  • Elnur Boilers
  • Potterton Boilers

For more information about getting your new boiler fitted by ImpraGas, please visit our Boiler Installation page. We are dedicated to quality service and providing homes with top-quality boilers at the lowest possible prices.

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Joseph Valente, now 26 years of age, has come a long way from being someone else's apprentice. From founding his own business to winning The BBC Apprentice in 2015 and entering into a business partnership with Lord Sugar, Joseph's philosophy in all of his endeavours is always to create, maintain and grow. You can't wait for opportunities - you have to create them!

Joseph created his very own opportunity at the age of 16, securing an apprenticeship with a local plumbing company by offering to work for them for free in order to acquire and hone his skills on the job. He knocked on the door of his next opportunity when he took out a loan, went back to college, and qualified as a gas engineer. At the age of 22, Joseph set up ImpraGas, and he spent the company's early years working alongside local estate agents and building up fantastic business relationships by carrying out the maintenance work on all of their managed properties. The business grew from just Joseph and his van to a team 7 engineers, a fleet of vans, and a fully-staffed office. Joseph wasn't going to stop there, though - having been inspired by reading Lord Sugar's autobiography, he decided that he was going to seize another opportunity by applying for the 2015 series of The BBC Apprentice. He managed to beat over 60,000 other applicants and made it onto the BBC show.

Going on the show was a massive risk for Joseph and his business, as he knew he couldn't have any contact with anyone in or out of work for 2 whole months. However, he believed in himself enough to know that he could win, and win he did! Not only did Joseph win a £250,000 investment for his business, he also won the right to call Lord Sugar his business partner and mentor, giving him access to a wealth of knowledge and support. ImpraGas has now expanded to 15 employees and has built a solid foundation in new, larger offices. Joseph is now ready to take the business nationwide by expanding his workforce of engineers, and he is very excited for what the future holds.

Joseph Valente and Lord Sugar

Joseph is passionate about the heating and plumbing industry, and he has set up connections with local schools to bring on apprentices, providing them with the support they need in a work-based environment. Joseph believes that anyone can make a success of becoming a plumber or heating engineer if they are prepared to work hard, persevere, look for those opportunities, and keep building towards their goals.

Looking to the future, Joseph is focused on developing not only his business but also his Installer Elite network. Installer Elite is the UK's largest independent installer network, offering your company an association with a nationally-recognised brand of engineers, manufacturers, product designers, main contractors, and other associated business services. This organisation gives you all of the benefits that larger companies in this industry benefit from while also allowing smaller organisations to unite under one banner to become one voice.

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