Gas Safety

If there are gas appliances within your home, it is essential that you adhere to the highest levels of gas safety. You should always use a GAS SAFE registered engineer/company like COMBI-NATION when installing or repairing a gas appliance.

What to look out for?

If you believe you can smell gas in your property, you should do the following:

  • Turn the gas supply off immediately
  • Extinguish all sources of ignition
  • Do NOT smoke
  • Do NOT turn on electrical light or power switches
  • Ensure the building is well ventilated and open windows/doors
  • Ensure access to the premises can be made
  • Report the gas escape to Transco on 0800 111 999

COMBI-NATION have years of experience in attending many central heating breakdowns throughout Hampshire. We recommend the following top heating tips to help prevent central heating breakdowns.

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  • Have the boiler serviced on an annual basis
  • Summer is the best period for boiler servicing as – GAS SAFE registered engineers are extremely busy during the winter and many will be reluctant to call during this period
  • Ensure the timer/ programmer set correctly?
  • Control temperatures by fitting thermostatic radiator valves in all rooms
  • Don’t heat up rooms unnecessarily
  • Ensure all pipes are lagged/ insulated correctly
  • Insulate your loft – heat rises and will escape via your roof
  • Inspect the property for drafts around doors, letterboxes and windows
  • Insulate the property as necessary
  • Older boilers can be inefficient – modern combination or condensing boilers are much more energy efficient