Making sure your home is Gas Safe for the winter.

The summer is the perfect time of year to put precautions in place to protect against the risk of a gas related incident. During the winter, gas appliances (such as boilers) are under more pressure due to the cold weather.

By servicing your gas appliances during the summer you are able to ensure appliance safety before the winter, and are also able to beat the winter rush.

Ways of protecting your home heating include:

Boiler Servicing

Servicing your boiler is an effective way of ensuring it’s still performing properly in preparation for the winter. This helps protect against breakdowns and efficiency degradation, along with preventing any serious issues such as gas leaks.

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Audible Carbon Monoxide Alarms

Audible carbon monoxide alarms are essential for keeping aware of any potential risks. In the event of a carbon monoxide leak, a “black spot” or visual alarm does not provide enough feedback for you to become immediately aware of the immediate danger.

There is a wide range of alarms available, including Nest alarms which are able to send alerts to your phone.

Making Sure Your Engineer Is Gas Safe Registered

It is illegal for a plumber who is not Gas Safe registered to work on gas appliances. In order to ensure the work is being completed safely, make sure they’re on the Gas Safe register. Alford Plumbing and Heating’s Gas Safe number is: 218175.