Understand correct boiler pressure and how to fix it if it is too low.

Checking your boiler’s pressure and re-pressurising it is something that you can do for yourself. We always advise that you turn on your heating before the autumn to check that it is working properly. This will save you from the problems that often arise in the winter, when the boiler breaks down and Gas Safe … Read moreUnderstand correct boiler pressure and how to fix it if it is too low.

Are you ready for winter?

It’s the middle of winter and the heating has gone wrong. It is something we dread, but winter is the most likely time for a boiler breakdown. Some people are super-organised and well-prepared for whatever is coming up – including the weather! The rest of us have lengthy “to-do” lists on which we do the … Read moreAre you ready for winter?

Boiler breakdowns and the elderly

Keep an eye on elderly neighbours and learn to spot the warning signs of hypothermia Image source: Gas Safety Week 2019 It is harder to get an engineer out to fix a boiler breakdown in the winter, because this is the peak time for such incidents. When there is no heating in the house, warmth … Read moreBoiler breakdowns and the elderly

Why the annual Gas Safety Week is so important.

Every September the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) runs its awareness-raising Gas Safety Week to raise awareness of the dangers of failing to take care of gas appliances. The event is co-ordinated by the Gas Safe Register, the official list of gas engineers who are legally allowed to work on your gas appliances. Every September … Read moreWhy the annual Gas Safety Week is so important.