Is your boiler safe this winter?

It’s that time of year again and as the cold dark nights set in we all reach for that thermostat and central heating clicks on up and down the street.
But, have you ever stopped to wonder if your boiler is as healthy as it needs to be?

Every year in the UK, more than 200 people go to hospital with suspected carbon monoxide poisoning, and around 40 people die. Small children and the elderly are most at risk, and our client CORGI HomePlan is campaigning for every home to get a carbon monoxide detector, so that they can keep their family safe.

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This is a critical time for boilers, most people will have had the heating switched off for the summer and will fire it up with their fingers crossed hoping it comes on so that their family will be toasty warm. But without a detector they will have no idea that carbon monoxide may be seeping from their boiler. This colourless, odourless gas is a silent killer.

In the last three years, an estimated one in six homes inspected by the Gas Safe Register was found to have an unsafe gas appliance and one in eleven has an unsafe boiler.

Every year in the UK, more than 200 people go to hospital with suspected carbon monoxide poisoning, and around 40 people die. Small children and the elderly are most at risk, and our client CORGI HomePlan is campaigning for every home to get a carbon monoxide detector, so that they can keep their family safe.

 

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CORGI HomePlan are campaigning for every home to have their own CO detector and have created a microsite to help families be aware of the dangers of gas appliances in their own home, http://corgi-homeplan-how-safe-is-your-home.org/

Packed with easy to follow advice and warning signs to look out for, this site is an easy reference resource for homeowners unsure about how to protect themselves and their families and what to do when things go wrong at home

So before you reach for that trusty on switch to what you hope will be a toasty winter season, get your boiler health checked because well, do you know the signs?

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