September 17, 2020

Gas Safe Engineers

At iHeat, we take gas safety very seriously, ensuring that all our boiler installers are Gas Safe Registered.

Gas Safe Engineers

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What is a Gas Safe Engineer?

A Gas Safe Registered engineer is a heating engineer who has all of the training and qualifications to work with gas appliances and installations and is on the Gas Safe Register. Under the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998, in order for an engineer to legally undertake gas work that is within the scope of the Regulations, they must be on the Gas Safe Register.

Why Do Engineers Need to be Gas Safe Registered?

Unfortunately, in England and Wales there are over 60 deaths from carbon monoxide poisoning every year. As a result, the government set up the Gas Safe Register (formerly known as CORGI), which states that by law, all gas engineers must be registered as Gas Safe. If anyone, even a trusted electrician or decorator, offers to mend your boiler without being on the Gas Safe Register, they are breaking the law and could cause a potentially fatal accident.

iHeat Gas Safe Registered Engineers

At iHeat, we take gas safety very seriously, ensuring that all our boiler installers are Gas Safe Registered. We also offer annual boiler servicing* to make sure your boiler and the whole system including pipework is running safely. For your peace of mind, we make sure all our installers display their Gas Safe card upon arrival so you can be sure the work will be done diligently and safely.

*We only service boilers installed by iHeat.

Signs of a Gas Leak

Although gas problems are less common nowadays, it is still important to keep an eye on your boiler for any signs of a gas leak, as carbon monoxide is very dangerous and does not have a scent, so can be hard to detect. If you notice that your boiler has a yellow flame through the viewing window (more common in older boilers) instead of a blue flame, you should call the National Gas Emergencies number immediately on 0800 111 999.

It is also a good idea to have a carbon monoxide detector installed into your home which can alert you if you have any issues and keep your family safe. Other signs of your boiler not working properly include pilot lights frequently blowing out, excessive condensation on windows and unusual dark marks or staining around or on gas appliances.

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