Gas Safety Tips [2022]

Many homeowners across Kent, including Gravesend, Maidstone, Rochester, West Malling and Aylesford depend on gas boilers to keep warm throughout the winter. 

Because they work the hardest during the winter months, It is critical to ensure that they are operating effectively and safely, and gas safety should always be a top priority. Poor boiler maintenance, particularly irregular service, may lead to gas leaks, fires, and carbon monoxide poisoning. 

We've put together a list of basic suggestions to help you carry out our basic maintenance to minimise any chances of something going wrong with your boiler. 

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Top Gas Safety Advice

Invest in a CO detector

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a lethal gas produced by incomplete combustion of carbon-based fuels. Even though these carbon-based fuels are completely safe to use, the only danger is when too much CO is produced when the fuel is not burned properly. 

When CO enters the body, it prevents blood from transporting oxygen to cells, tissues, and organs. Some symptoms to watch for include headaches, dizziness, nausea, shortness of breath, and, in the worst-case situation, collapse. Installing a carbon monoxide alarm in your home can help prevent this.

Ventilation 

It's critical to make sure your gas appliances have adequate ventilation to work correctly. Check to see if any of your home's air vents or chimneys are clogged since this might prevent a new supply of air from flowing. Not only that but minimising the quantity of dust gathered also contributes to a better living environment.

Service your boiler 

This is something we can't recommend highly enough! Having your heating systems serviced once a year is an excellent method to guarantee that they are all operating safely and efficiently. It also aids in the resolution of any issues discovered, reducing the likelihood of it breaking down on you.

Get in touch!

Here at Castle Heating Kent, we can help with any boiler services, from boiler installations, repairs to servicing, simply get in touch with our Gas Safe registered engineers by calling us on 01634 247525 and we will be happy to help.