A new combi boiler could save your life

Investing in a new combi boiler is one of the best home improvements you can make, especially if you currently have an old, inefficient heating system.

By having a new combi boiler professionally installed by a Gas Safe registered engineer, you can:

  • Reduce your energy bills by up to £300 a year with improved efficiency
  • Keep your home warmer all year round with a fantastic new heating system
  • Have hot water as and when you need it, without a water storage tank

And one of the most important, but often neglected reasons is that a new combi boiler will dramatically reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Carbon monoxide is an odourless, colourless gas. Reports suggest that as many as 4,000 people attend A & E with monoxide poisoning in the UK every years and 200 are hospitalised.

50 of these are killed by monoxide poisoning every year.

Carbon monoxide leaks are often associated with old boilers, but installations by companies not registered with Gas Safe are also to blame.

Unfortunately there has been another case of carbon monoxide poisoning, with a 24-year-old woman killed after a gas flue was incorrectly installed.

Zoe Anderson was killed from carbon monoxide after engineer Andrew Hartley made the error. It shows that no matter how big or small the installation is, whether it’s commercial or domestic, it’s a priority to ensure the work is carried out safely.

If you’re installing a new combi boiler, the first step is to ensure the engineer is Gas Safe registered. Although this isn’t a 100% guarantee that things will go right, it’s as close as it could be.

If you’re a homeowner, Gas Safety is a priority and this death is yet another wake-up call for the boiler industry as a whole, to ensure that all engineers around the country are correctly trained and practising legally.

Complacency just isn’t an option when it comes to boilers, despite engineers having carried out hundreds or thousands of past jobs.

With our service you can be sure that not only are the boiler engineers Gas Safe registered, but they’ve been vetted and have verified references for their work.

If you’re thinking of a new combi boiler, your checklist should be:

  • Am I getting the right price for the new combi boiler?
  • Am I using a Gas safe registered engineer?
  • Do they have a portfolio of previous work, so I can ensure their professionalism?

By completing our quote form, you’ll receive up to four free quotes from reputable companies in your area. This means you can compare quotes and guarantee the best price.

These are all no obligation, so if you don’t like what you see, there’s no commitment.


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