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Did you know that your gas central heating system is on average the third most expensive purchase (after buying your house and a car) for UK homeowners? And according to British Gas, every 20 seconds in the UK a boiler stops working? Yet there aren't as many sites dedicated to Central Heating and Gas Boilers as there are for cars or houses. And there aren't many places where you can come for free,impartial advice and help.

We all hear a lot of horror stories via the media and by word of mouth, there's good and bad tradesmen in every walk of life, however here at Gasboilerforums you can rest assured that we will give you sound and honest advice at all times. However, please be aware that we can only give you the advice and general guidance, it is up to you to acquire the services of a suitably qualified tradesperson to carry out the necessary work.


Question time; Leave your heating on low, or timed?

Posted by Gasmanjohn on Sept 16th, 2014

One of the question thrown around quite often with regards to the use of central heating is how long to run the heating for, and to run it on high or low?? Which is cheapest/best?

We take a look at the pro's and cons of both ways of heating your house, and explore discuss home insulation and it's role in deciding how to use your heating.


Be prepared for winter, test out your heating out now!

Posted by Kfordgas on August 14th, 2014

We will soon be approaching what the gas companies call 'light up time'. This is the period when nearly everybody in the country turns on their heating systems for the first time since the onset of the great British summer!

If you have a problem, and try and get a heating engineer to call during this inevitable busy period, you're in for a bit of a wait. Why leave it so late?


Carbon Monoxide the Silent Killer

Posted by Kfordgas on June 30th, 2014

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colourless, odourless, tasteless, poisonous gas produced by incomplete burning of carbon-based fuels, including gas, oil, wood and coal. Carbon-based fuels are safe to use. It is only when the fuel does not burn properly that excess CO is produced, which is poisonous. When CO enters the body, it prevents the blood from bringing oxygen to cells, tissues, and organs.

You can't see it, taste it or smell it but CO can kill quickly without warning. According to the HSE statistics every year around 15 people die from CO poisoning


Get your gas appliances checked every year

An article from GasSafe 2012

Gas appliances that are left unchecked could be dangerous and leaking carbon monoxide

All of your gas appliances, including your gas boiler, gas cooker and gas fire should be safety checked once a year and serviced regularly according to manufacturer’s instructions. If you do not have your gas appliances regularly serviced and safety checked by a  Gas Safe registered engineer you could be putting you and your family at risk and in possible danger of carbon monoxide poisoning.