One of the most frequent questions we get when visiting our customers in their homes is ‘Is my boiler safe?’
Aside from basic knowledge about boiler maintenance, and being able to read an instruction manual, most homeowners have no idea how to check if their appliance is in working order, or if there’s something that may be seriously wrong with it. Not an ideal situation since it handles all the gas and heating in your home.
Firstly, if you find that you have to ask, it’s worth getting a professional to look at the boiler anyway. With gas appliances, it is always worth erring on the side of caution. If it is no cause for alarm, a technician can determine that quickly and affordably. If there is a serious problem, they are able to diagnose it and get to work on repairing the fault. Thankfully, modern boilers have never been safer, and more efficient, and anything installed in the past few years (unless it’s deficient) should run reliably if regularly serviced.
With that being said, it is always worth installing safeguards in your home. In 2015 alone, there were 53 cases of accidental death by carbon monoxide poisoning. Installing carbon monoxide detectors in your house is a cost effective, easy to source way of making sure you’ve got peace of mind.
Even the safest boiler can be a hazard if not installed correctly, so if you’re worried that your home may be at risk from a Cowboy Tradesman, always insist on seeing a Gas Safe Certificate. All gas engineers are required to be Gas Safe Registered and carry their cards on them at all times to prove so. Making sure you’re working with a Gas Safe Registered engineer is a sure-fire way of knowing that they have the qualifications and experience to install your boiler correctly and safely.
Finally, if you are worried that your boiler is deteriorating, or may be at a point where it is becoming unsafe, we remind you that a regular servicing is the most effective way of prolonging the life of your heating appliances and keeping you away from danger. With our no hassle heating plan from just £9.99 per month, you get total peace of mind coverage for your boiler for one affordable monthly payment. In addition, we’ll check your radiators and other household gas appliances too!