24th October 2011
Homeowners encouraged to get gas safety checked for winter
Home insurance policyholders need to make sure that they have had the safety of their gas supply checked before the winter arrives.
Jeff Learman, director of communications at Gas Safety Register, said that the upcoming spell of cold weather will herald the beginning of the heating season.
"Often the heating won't have been on for several months. If you haven't had your appliances checked there might very well be problems with that equipment that you simply don’t know about," he said.
Mr Learman went on to explain that the heating might be working, but this does not mean that it is working at its most efficient and not suffering CO emission problems.
He stated that despite certain renewable schemes which are open to home insurance policyholders, the principles regarding safety "absolutely still apply".
It comes after the independent Hills Fuel Poverty Review found that the rising price of gas and electricity is causing problems for many property owners in England and Wales.
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