Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Protect Yourself from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning In Your Home

Carbon monoxide poisoning is entirely avoidable. Learn how to prevent CO poisoning and identify its symptoms by reading this article

When the mercury drops and your heating systems crank up, you need to be careful about CO poisoning.

Accidental consumption of lethal levels of CO is an ongoing threat. You can take steps to minimize this risk in your home, but make sure to consult a professional before actually implementing any changes to avoid dangerous mistakes.

Carboxyhemoglobin (CO) can build up in enclosed or partially covered spaces. CO can be found in sources such as furnaces, kerosene heaters, cars that have been idle in the garage for a while, stoves, lanterns and gas ranges, as well as portable generators and charcoal burning. People and animals in these spaces can be poisoned and die from breathing CO.

How to Recognize CO Poisoning

CO poisoning has many different symptoms – headaches, dizzy spells, nausea & vomiting. People who are asleep or have been drinking alcohol can also die from CO poisoning without feeling any symptoms at all.

CO poisoning is entirely avoidable. Protect yourself and your family from CO poisoning by knowing the symptoms and learning how to prevent it.

Protect yourself in your home

Leaking boilers, cooker repairs, heating malfunctions, and defective appliances should be serviced by a registered professional.

Make sure there’s a good amount of ventilation in any room you’re in. If it’s double-glazed or draught-proof, your heater should be fine with some circulating air.

Fit an extractor fan if you haven’t already.

When was the last time your boiler was serviced. Boiler servicing not only ensures your boiler and central heating is working efficiency to save you money, but also ensure the boiler is not hazardous to your families health with your gas appliances leaking carbon monoxide throughout your home.

Preventing a carbon monoxide leak

Prevention is the best way to protect against the dangers of carbon monoxide. You should have your gas appliances regularly tested and have your boiler serviced by a Gas Safe registered engineer at least once a year.

Always use a Gas Safe Engineer

For someone to carry out work on home gas installations and appliances, they must be registered on the Gas Safe Register. Ensure that the gas engineer working in your home is fully gas safe registered

Install a carbon monoxide alarm

Installing an audible CO alarm early-warning system in your home can provide you with enough time to get out, should there be a carbon monoxide leak. You can buy one from DIY or hardware stores.

CO alarms give a loud sound when CO gas is detected. However, a CO alarm is not a substitute for taking care of your appliances.

When buying a CO alarm, make sure it’s approved to include reliable and up-to-date features such as the British or European Standard (BS Kitemark or EN50291).…

boiler service

Why Should I Get My Boiler Serviced?

Annual boiler servicing is a routine task that most people neglect. Neglecting to get your boiler serviced is a mistake because regular maintenance can save you a lot of money and hassle down the road. Most boilers need to be serviced annually, but this varies depending on your boiler’s make and model.

The more often you have your boiler serviced, the better it will work, which can help save you money in the long run.

How Often Should Gas Boilers Be Serviced?

To function efficiently and reliably, a boiler should be serviced annually. The boiler servicing is a quick and inexpensive way to prevent costly repairs in the future.

The boiler will be inspected for any problems or deficiencies while being thoroughly cleaned. Should any issues be found, the engineer can repair the faults on the spot with little hassle.

A qualified technician will also flush the gas lines and install a new filter to clean your home’s atmosphere.

What Is Included In A Gas Boiler Service?

If you are unsure what is involved in a boiler service, here is what happens: Your technician will examine your system to look for any loose parts or damage caused by rodents or insects.

The technician will then clean and inspect the system for any issues then run a diagnosis on your boiler to ensure it is functioning as intended. Your technician may then need to replace parts or install parts that were not working correctly.

Your boiler may also need to be serviced for repairs or maintenance purposes. You can check the status of your boiler on the internet or call the supplier to check the status. Your supplier may be able to look after the boiler for you.

Why Do You Need to Have Your Boiler Serviced Regularly?

Getting your boiler serviced regularly will help you avoid any costs that come with an emergency repair.

If you have a faulty boiler, it could cause your home to become excessively cold in the winter months, leading to increased utility costs. You’ll also have peace of mind knowing the best practices for maintaining your heating system are maintained.

A regular service will also help reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, which can be deadly.

My Final Thoughts

Boiler servicing is a critical part of the boiler’s life cycle. It’s shown that regular servicing can help reduce energy bills, increase efficiency and offer peace of mind.

The case for regular boiler servicing is clear: it helps to ensure that our boilers are operating as efficiently as possible. It reduces the risk of potentially dangerous malfunctions, and most importantly, it can save us money.…

heating engineer

The Heating Engineer And My First Blog

Welcome to the first post of my website. Hi, my name is James, and I’m a heating engineer by trade. I’ve created this website to blog around my trade, being plumbing boiler installation and repair, as it’s a big passion, although not so attractive to some.

Fitting central heating systems for my customers is very important because I want to ensure optimal comfort, which can contribute to their overall well-being.

So what do I do? Heating engineers are responsible for installing and maintaining central heating systems. They do this by testing the system for leaks, inspecting the condition of the piping systems, and replacing any worn-out components.

The heating engineer is usually the first to service an ailing boiler or a central heating system with a leak. They are also the first point of contact for those who want to install a new heating system or have one installed for them.

Heat engineers are required to fix any heating-related problems. These include checking that your heating system is working correctly, installing or replacing radiators, installing central heating systems, converting to renewable energy, installing underfloor heating and more.

This post is short and sweet, but as I get into blog writing, I hope to provide more detail and interesting posts for you to read that will help you around the house.…