It is essential that the gas appliances that you have in your home are safe, including your gas boiler. There are a number of checks you can carry out when you have a gas boiler in your home to make sure that it is safe.
The flame in your boiler should be a strong, clear blue colour. Any variations and it is likely that your boiler needs servicing. A yellow or orange flame can even be a sign of a carbon monoxide leak.
Install a carbon monoxide alarm
As carbon monoxide is odourless and invisible, it is worth installing a carbon monoxide alarm to detect a leak. Should the alarm be triggered, then you should turn the gas off at the meter, open doors and windows at your home and seek immediate medical advice.
Know other warning signs
There are other warnings signs of you boiler not working properly aside from the pilot flame not burning a crisp blue. These include staining or soot around the boiler, the pilot light extinguishing repeatedly and increased condensation. Should you notice any of these, you should book a visit from an engineer.
You should get your gas boiler checked annually to ensure that it is in good health and working properly. However, if you notice a problem prior to your annual servicing, get an engineer to check for faults. Always check that your engineer is a Gas Safe registered one when they visit by asking to see their ID.
If you would like to have your boiler serviced by a Gas Safe registered engineer, then DHS can help. Our gas boiler servicing for Bristol homes costs just £74. Our engineers can also visit if you think your boiler isn’t working properly. For more information, or to book your service, call us on 0117 924 7200.