AGH PLUMBING & HEATING Ltd Tips & Safety ...
Always have your gas appliances serviced every 12 months.
Keep clothes away from gas boilers, especially when installed in airing cupboards.
Ensure air vents are not blocked into cupboards or rooms that house gas boilers.
In the event of a water leak, turn off the mains cold water stop cock and if possible tie up the ball valve floats in the loft tanks. Then open all taps.
Only use a 3 amp fuse in the fused spur or plug for the central heating system.
Ensure your boiler flue terminal (outlet) is free from shrubs or weeds growing into it.
Turning your room thermostat down 1 or 2 degrees can make considerable savings on your heating bill.
Have Thermostatic Radiator Valves fitted to your system to further reduce running costs.
If you are away from home during winter months, leave the central heating on continuously with the room thermostat turned down to about 10 degrees.
In freezing weather, leave the loft hatch slightly open to allow some warm air to escape up there keeping pipes from freezing.
Lag pipes and tanks in the loft. Also protect your outside garden tap from freezing.
If your heating doesn't appear to be working, check to see if your gas boiler has a pilot that needs relighting. Follow the boiler instructions to relight.
Turn off gas at the gas meter.
Open doors and windows to ventilate.
Do not smoke or use naked flames
Do not operate electrical switches on or off such as lights etc.
Call Transco on 0800 111 999.