Gas heating? For the best service always use a local RGI installer
FOR safety and efficiency, it is vital to ensure that your gas boiler is regularly checked and maintained by a registered gas installer. For a professional and efficient service that is convenient to you, there are a number of local Registered Gas Installers (RGIs) that will ensure that everything is running perfectly in your home as winter sets in.
As with all home heating appliances, your gas boiler requires a good service once a year.
This is something that is recommended by the manufacturers to ensure that your boiler is operating efficiently and safely and as the cold weather sets in, the time has never been better to ensure that your boiler is operating at 100%.
Not only is an efficient boiler more environmentally friendly, but it also leads to lower gas consumption which will also help your pocket by saving money on your bills.
However, more important than financial implications are the health implications for you and your family. A regularly serviced boiler will operate safely, meaning that the gas will burn correctly reducing the risk of the emission of poisonous Carbon Monoxide and the production of soot.
Carbon Monoxide, or CO, is often referred to as the silent killer as it is an odourless, tasteless and poisonous gas that is produced by the incomplete combustion of organic fossil fuels such as oil and gas.
When fuel is not burning properly, dangerous levels of CO can accumulate as a result of poor ventilation, a blocked chimney or flue or damaged appliances.
For this reason it is vital to have your gas boiler correctly installed in good ventilated areas and properly repaired and maintained by your local Registered Gas Installer. It is illegal for anybody other than a Registered Gas Installer to service your boiler.
They will have the required experience, competency and knowledge to ensure that your gas appliances are serviced, repaired and set up in a manner that ensures efficiency and safety. Your local RGI will also ensure the boiler is correctly installed and operating in a suitable and safe environment.
So as winter approaches and you find yourself using your gas boiler even more, be sure that you are not throwing money away and that you and your family are safe by getting it looked over by your local Registered Gas Installer.