Gas Safety Week 2021

Do you know what to do in a Gas emergency?

Gas safety is important all year round, but it is not always a household’s top priority. Gas Safety Week – coordinated by Gas Safe Register – provides a platform for the gas industry, consumer organisations and individuals to focus all our communications about gas safety in one week, generating interest in the media and having a greater impact among the public.

As part of gas safety week we at Macfarlane Heating Services will focus on a variety of topes to help increase awareness and the importance of using properly qualified and registered Gas Safe engineers to regularly check and maintain you gas appliances.

This blog will focus on what to do in the case of a Gas emergency.

What to do if you smell gas

It’s crucial to act quickly in a gas emergency. These are the steps you need to take to stay safe:

  • Get fresh air immediately; make sure you open all doors and windows to ventilate the area.
  • Turn off the gas emergency control valve (also called gas emergency shut off valve) at the meter, unless the meter is located in a basement or cellar or at the LPG bulk tank or storage vessels.
  • Extinguish all naked flames and don’t smoke.
  • Don’t operate electrical switches (including turning light switches on or off) because this can ignite escaping gas.
  • Contact the relevant National Gas Emergency service number for your area. We’ve listed these numbers in the next section.
  • If the attending emergency operative identifies an issue with any gas appliances, follow their advice concerning the use of the equipment. Where advised, contact a Gas Safe registered engineer to fix the appliance and check it’s safe.
  • If you’re feeling unwell, visit your GP or hospital immediately and let them know you may have been exposed to carbon monoxide.
  • Don’t turn the gas supply on again until it’s been checked by a Gas Safe registered engineer.

If you smell gas, want to report a gas leak or require gas emergency services, there’s a free, 24-hour National Gas Emergency Helpline you can call.

0800 111 999

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Boiler Repairs in Ayrshire

Boiler Repairs in Ayrshire

Here it comes, the freezing cold Arctic Winter we’ve been warned about! The temperatures are set to plummet across Ayrshire in the coming weeks, blanketing our driveways with snow, icing our roads and increasing the demand for boiler repairs.

As happens every year, the weather affects thousands of people’s boilers nationwide. Many people enter into the colder months of the year completely unprepared for the drop in temperatures. This can lead to scores of boilers and plumbing systems packing in as the conditions worsen. Unfortunately, this leads to people being left without central heating and hot water when they need it most.

Boilers can break down for a number of reasons: poor insulation, frozen pipes, blockages, leaks. Any one of these issues can cause the entire system to go down, leaving your own home feeling more like Antarctica than Ayrshire.

Boilers and The Big Switch On

Most people leave their boilers switched off during the warmer months before turning them back on later in the year. This has now become known as “the big switch on”. This refers to the day, usually around late October, when many people turn their boilers back on in preparation for the colder months.

Because boilers are left switched off for many months of the year, problems can go undetected. Before turning the boiler back on for the winter, we would advise people to have their boiler checked. By having your boiler serviced by a professional heating engineer, you’ll be able to nip any issues in the bud. This will save the time, money and hassle that comes with a boiler breakdown in the middle of winter.

Boiler Repair Professionals in Ayrshire

No one can afford for their boiler to pack in at this time of year, especially the elderly or those with young children. Should the worst happen and your boiler needs repaired, we’re on hand to answer your calls and solve the problem. Macfarlane Heating Services possess all the necessary expertise to get your boiler back up and running as quickly as possible.

One of our highly experienced engineers will be swiftly dispatched to your home to resolve the issues you’re having. While our engineer is there, he will not only fix the boiler, but carry out various different functional and safety checks. By doing this, you will be left with peace of mind, knowing your boiler is safe and will remain operational for the remainder of winter.

To get in touch with us regarding a boiler emergency call us on: 01560 482717

To enquire about our boiler servicing costs you can call us or contact us via email on: [email protected]

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