The smell of gas from a boiler is definitely not normal, and you should be acting on it instantly. You must turn the boiler off and turn the gas off at the gas meter emergency control valve (ECV) and ventilate the room as much as possible. Do not use any naked flames and call the
Gas safety tips and advice from a full-time UK heating engineer. How-to guides from an everyday plumber and gas engineer.
Yes, you can have a ‘room-sealed’ boiler in a bedroom. Modern boilers are all room-sealed nowadays, but older boilers used to be open-flued. Open flue boilers, which get the oxygen they need to burn from inside the room, are not allowed and are unsafe to have in a bedroom. Government regs info here. As a
The Gas Safe Register is the official registration scheme in the UK for gas safety. It was set up to protect the public from unsafe gas work. The Gas Safe Register UK is for gas engineers who install and maintain gas appliances like boilers, cookers, and fires. The Gas Safe registration costs nearly £200 per
There are over 100 carbon monoxide poisoning deaths every year in the UK and many more hospitalisations. You must have a carbon monoxide (CO) detector alarm in every room with a gas burning appliance in rented properties, but if you don’t have one in your home you should get one ASAP. A beeping alarm could