Safety

Why you should choose a local heating engineer !

Why you should choose a local heating engineer !

When having a new heating system installed, there are a few things to consider before making this big investment.

 At Abbey Boilers, we believe that our customers should always be able to reach us if they need to. That is why we provide quality services in West Sussex, Surrey, South West London and Brighton and Hove areas, Full list of are service area can be found here.

We specialise in domestic boiler servicing, repair and installation, and we have also got a ton experience in the field of gas, oil and LPG appliances.

With us, you will not wait on the phone for hours, getting connected to call centres in other countries. You will be connected to us direct, Abbey Boilers, and all of our team is located in the West Sussex area.

Unlike larger brands, choosing to go local will give you a sense of familiarity, as we care for each one of our clients personally. All our professional engineers are also based in West Sussex, so if you have an emergency, you know your engineer is only one phone call away, ready to solve your issue.

 

Oil tanks and things to consider

Oil tanks and things to consider

When buying a new Oil tank you need to ensure you are complying with the law, but you also need a tank that suits you and your home’s needs. Hopefully this information will help you inform you on things you should think about and ask when getting a quote.

  • Where should you put your tank?

  • What type of tank do you need?

  • Is there east access for you and your delivery driver?

  • What is the best way to install you tank in order to maintain your tank warranty and reduce fire risk?

  • What is the most efficient way to remove your old tank and pipe work?

Firstly, we recommend you get in touch with competent tank installer, like Abbey Boilers, for advice. An installer can advice you on how to comply with various legislation, and make sure the tank works to suit your needs. They will look for nearby watercourses, loose fitting manhole covers, boreholes, a high water table, wells or sensitive groundwater areas. This is because any of these features can affect your tank and may mean you will need a secondary containment around your tank in order to comply with the law. This can all help you save money and avoid illegal tank installations. The best way to find legitimate oil tank installers is check OFTEC to find your local certified installers.

Professional Heating Engineers in Horsham West Sussex

Professional Heating Engineers in Horsham West Sussex

Abbey Boilers is operated out of Horsham, West Sussex and provides professional heating engineering services to the local surrounding areas. Details of our coverage area can be found here.

Regularly servicing your boiler ensures that it is operating safely and efficiently and reduces the risk of your boiler breaking down. But biggest danger is the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning from poor combustion.

Having a broken boiler can lead to significant health and financial repercussions which is why regular service by a professional gas engineer is always recommended . Abbey Boilers as a heating engineer company, we specialise in domestic boiler servicing, repair, and installation.
Our staff are highly trained with a wealth of experience in gas, oil and LPG appliances so you can feel confident that your boiler is in safe hands.

Safety Advice for Students Heading in to Rented Properties

Safety Advice for Students Heading in to Rented Properties

OFTEC has supplied some basic Gas and Oil safety guidelines to help protect students in their search for a rented property.

Survey Reveals scary statistics on carbon monoxide poisoning

A Honeywell Carbon Monoxide Alarm. These should be fitted in every room with a fuel burning appliance e.g. boiler, woodburner, open fire etc.

A Honeywell Carbon Monoxide Alarm. These should be fitted in every room with a fuel burning appliance e.g. boiler, woodburner, open fire etc.

Experts are warning homeowners to be more vigilant for carbon monoxide poisoning after a survey shows that 2/3 of homes do not have a carbon monoxide alarm fitted, suggesting people are not taking the threat seriously enough.

Carbon monoxide poisoning kills more than 50 people and hospitalises more 40,000 each year, so as part of Carbon Monoxide Awareness Month, Oftec are promoting the installation of Co alarms in people’s homes.

CO is produced when carbon fuels don't burn properly and any type of heating system where combustion takes place can potentially give off the odourless, colourless gas. CO poisoning can result in severe long-term health problems, or even death, with younger and older people most at risk. Key symptoms to watch out for are tiredness, dizziness and headaches.

In support of the campaign, Abbey Boilers is promoting the simple ABC safety checklist which advises households of the key steps they should take to reduce the risk:

  • Alarm – purchase a CO alarm (usually around £20) for every room which has a fuel burning appliance e.g. boiler, woodburner, open fire etc. It is mandatory for private landlords to provide an alarm in rented properties with a solid fuel appliance

  • Batteries – regularly ensure all the alarms are functional by holding the 'test' button

  • Check – have your boiler serviced at least one a year by an OFTEC (for oil or solid fuel) or GasSafe (for mains gas) registered technician to check it is working correctly. Abbey Boilers has both Gas Safe and OFTEC registered engineers.


If the event of a CO alarm going off, the advice is to open the windows and leave the room immediately. You should then contact OFTEC or GasSafe and, if you experience any symptoms of CO poisoning, call 999.

Malcolm Farrow, from OFTEC said: "Carbon monoxide poisoning can have a devastating impact on the lives of the people it affects so the lack of awareness is particularly worrying with many households still oblivious to the dangers. We wouldn't think twice about having smoke alarms installed and we should take the same approach with CO alarms.”


Get in touch with us at Abbey Boilers on 01403 275512 to ensure you and your family are safe and your heating system is running correctly.

RENTERS FAILING TO UNDERSTAND BASIC GAS SAFETY

Millions of homes in the UK have unsafe gas appliances because homeowners and tenants don’t ask the correct questions or know what to look for when looking for an central heating engineer.