Having a go at fixing your boiler or your electrics could save you money but could also be unsafe. However, did you realise that it could also invalidate your home insurance, boiler cover insurance, and home emergency insurance? According to a recent survey, 90% of Brits were unaware of this.
You may have heard of Gas Safe registration, you may even realise that only Gas Safe registered engineers can work on gas appliances but do you know what it takes to become Gas Safe registered or what that means to you as a customer? Here is what you need to know.
A pledge has been made to become carbon net zero by 2050. While this may seem like a long time away, gas boilers will no longer be allowed to be installed in new build housing from 2025 giving us just 5 years to find a viable alternative. So, what might those alternatives be? We take a look at some of the likely options we could all be adopting in the not too distant future.
Do you pay much attention to your boiler other than when there is an issue with heat or hot water? Your boiler could still be providing these even if it's become dangerous so it's important to recognise the red flags that there is an issue that could pose a risk to health, or even life.
We all know that gas can be dangerous (otherwise Gas Safety Week wouldn't be required!) but do you know why? We take a look at what makes gas dangerous and how you can protect your family from the associated risks.
Most of us will rarely think about our gas boiler until something goes wrong! Boilers are complex pieces of equipment but it's actually really interesting how they work and understanding it could help you should it develop a fault.
If you live in rented accommodation, your landlord has a responsibility to keep you safe from carbon monoxide poisoning by servicing your appliances annually. However, if yours is due during lockdown, can and should this still be completed? Read our guide
As we hear of yet another tradesman being prosecuted for carrying out gas work while falsely claiming to be on the Gas Safe Register, we look at how you should not just assume that your gas engineer is registered and how to check.
While our plumbers and gas engineers are always available and happy to help, there are some basic plumbing skills that everyone ought really have - especially in an emergency. Here are the top 6 plumbing skills that you would find useful.
Gas Safe Register warns that over 80% of adults may mistake symptoms of CO poisoning for another ailment. Here's how to recognise the signs of carbon monoxide poisoning and prevent it happening in the first place.