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Calls for Return of Scrappage Scheme

SOURCE: http://www.phamnews.co.uk The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) is calling for a reinstatement of the boiler scrappage scheme in England to help give the industry and the wider economy a boost.  It is argued that the scheme, which previously ran in winter 2009/10, could raise revenue for the Treasury and also help consumers to [...]

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Check an Engineer or Business

Check an engineer or business is on the Gas Safe Register online, by phone or checking their ID card Check an engineer online by clicking HERE Check if a gas engineer or business is registered by entering their ID number in the ‘Check an engineer’ service in the panel on the right of this page. If [...]

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Is your Gas Engineer Qualified to Work on your Gas Appliances?

SOURCE: www.gassaferegister.co.uk All gas engineers on the Gas Safe Register are legal and qualified to work on gas. Using a Gas Safe registered engineer is the only way to make sure your gas appliances are safe. What is a Gas Safe registered engineer? A Gas Safe registered engineer has been checked to make sure they are [...]

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Landlords’ Responsibility for Gas Safety

SOURCE: www.hse.gov.uk/gas/ (EXCERPTS) As a landlord, you are legally responsible for the safety of your tenants in relation to gas safety. By law you must: Repair and maintain gas pipework[1], flues and appliances[2] in safe condition Ensure an annual gas safety check[3] on each appliance and flue Keep a record[4] of each safety check You [...]

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Gas Safety – Carbon Monoxide Awareness

Frequently Aked Questions SOURCE: www.hse.gov.uk What is carbon monoxide? 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 [...]

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Winter Fuel Payment

SOURCE: www.direct.gov.u The following information is only relevant if you have never received a Winter Fuel Payment before. Find out if you can claim it, how to claim it and how much you can get. There’s also information on what to do if there is a change in your situation. Who can get it You [...]

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Carbon Monoxide Deaths Linked to Cookers

Rise in deaths connected to misuse of appliances SOURCE: www.which.co.uk 09 March 2010 Gas cookers have been blamed for a significant rise in fatalities caused by carbon monoxide poisoning in Great Britain. That’s the message from the UK’s leading gas safety charity, the Corgi Trust. Its annual benchmarking report says that seven of the 17 [...]

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Top 10 Tips for Saving Energy

SOURCE: heatingcentral.com Cost of crude oil was under $25/barrel in September 2003. By mid 2008 the price was around $140/ barrel. With unreliable sources of oil and gas (Middle East, Russia, Venezuela), it is expected that the price of these commodities will remain volatile for the foreseeable future. During 2006, the average British Gas customer [...]

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Replacing your Boiler

Boilers account for around 60% of what you spend in a year on energy bills, so an efficient boiler makes a big difference. Replacing an old gas boiler with an A-rated high-efficiency condensing boiler and improving your heating controls will significantly cut your home’s carbon dioxide emissions – and could save you as much as [...]

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Tips on Boilers: the Ins and Outs

What Type and What Size of Boiler Do I Need? Calculating the size of the required boiler needs to be done carefully, taking into account the size and the layout of the property, the number of rooms and bathrooms, the profile of hot water usage and many other parameters. Your plumber or heating engineer will [...]

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