I appreciate the above information can be confusing. Not only that, but if you need further verification of your cooker circuit, this can mean potential dismantling of the circuit somewhat to check (removing switches or checking inside the fuse board/consumer unit). This is potentially dangerous and should only be attempted by a professional, qualified electrician.
Whilst there are the above checks that you can complete yourself, if anything is unclear or you are uncertain, it is best to ask a qualified electrician to take a look and set your mind at ease that you have the required feed in place prior to ordering your new cooker!
Many of the high street or online retailers will offer an installation service, these are strictly to connect the cooker to an existing point. If your circuit is not of a high enough rating, or you dont even have a cooker circuit, these “installation services” will leave your new cooker and then you will have to arrange to resolve it yourself. This has happened numerous times with previous customers of ours, leaving them in an awkward position.
Finally, it must also be said that if you are planning on ditching your existing gas powered cooker, this MUST be disconnected by a gas safe engineer who can also safely cap the supply pipe off. Under no circumstances must you attempt to do this yourself, and if anyone else offers to do this for you, be sure to check their credentials out first!
Perhaps you could employ the services of a professional renovation company to complete these works, thus ensuring that all the specifics are taken care of by an experienced team.
If you are in Wakefield and need some help with your electrical cooker, call us today for some expert advice (we can also recommend a top local gas fitter to remove your old cooker!). We can assist with every aspect of changing to an electric cooker
James - ElectricBlu Contractors – (01924) 654034