Gas heat­ing? For the best ser­vice al­ways use a lo­cal RGI in­staller

Wexford People - - NEWS -

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.

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