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Gas Safety

One of the most important gas safety measures you can take could also save you money. Keep your boiler serviced regularly and it will keep your energy consumption down and keep you safe!
Just because your boiler is working does not mean it is running efficiently or safely.

Carbon Monoxide Detectors

A un serviced boiler may be burning more gas than it should, it may be getting clogged up and it could leak carbon monoxide (CO).

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a gas which is highly poisonous. It leaks from flues and gas appliances when they have been poorly maintained. It is invisible and has no smell or taste and so can be difficult to recognise. 

Carbon Monoxide detectors are highly recommended.

They are easy to install and use, and constantly monitor for CO.

If there is too little air or the air vent, chimney or flue is blocked, any carbon monoxide produced cannot escape. Look out for stains, soot or discolouration around a gas appliance. There should not be a strange unusual smell when a gas appliance is on. The flame on a gas appliance should not burn yellow or orange.

Gas Safety Tips

  • Never attempt to repair a gas appliance yourself - Only GAS Safe Registered engineers are permitted to work on gas appliances.
  • Do not block up air vents, even if there is a draught.
  • Fit a Carbon Monoxide detector.
  • If you smell gas Do not smoke or light matches
  • Do not turn electrical switches on or off
  • Open door and windows
  • Turn off the meter at the control valve (unless the smell of gas and the meter are in the cellar, as often this will need a light to be turned on)
  • Call the free 24 hour national gas emergency number 0800 111 999

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