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Your Boiler – React Before Its Too Late

With the worst of the cold weather about to arrive, boilers will be working their hardest to keep your home warm.  If you’ve been avoiding a boiler service and relying on a creaky boiler you must get it checked. Old boilers cost hundreds more a year to keep your home warm and far worse, can be prone to carbon monoxide leaks which can be lethal.  Be one of the lucky 20 who benefit from our Valentines boiler offer to save money, get warm and rest easy.

Boiler Engineers London: Affleck.  Call us if your boiler is over 10 years old

Signs your boiler needs servicing/replacing

It’s fairly easy to detect when a boiler isn’t operating correctly. Some of the most common signs are:

  • Leaking and dripping
  • Lack of hot water and heating
  • Whistling and banging noises
  • Switching itself off

It’s important that you never attempt to fix a boiler yourself. Attempting to fix a broken boiler is extremely dangerous and so you should always use a Gas Safe registered engineer.

At Affleck we advise the best defence against carbon monoxide emissions as well as to keep your boiler running efficiently (saving you money) is to make sure that it is serviced annually.

In short don’t wait for your old boiler to ‘die’.  Old boilers cost hundreds more a year to keep your home warm and can be highly dangerous. 

The Killer in the Cupboard: Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is also known as the ‘silent killer’ due to it being colourless, tasteless and odourless.  The NHS report that approximately 50 people die each year from carbon monoxide poisoning and an additional 200 people are treated for serious injuries relating to CO poisioning.   The most likely cause of these cases are old or poorly fitted boilers.

Protect Yourself: Sniffing out Carbon Monoxide

The best way to detect a possible leak is to fit a carbon monoxide alarm that operates much like a smoke alarm. Carbon Monoxide alarms can be bought online for around £14.99, and are also sold in hardware stores.

Boiler Engineers London: Affleck. Carbon Monoxide Alarm

Carbon Monoxide patches are available for £5 but won’t sound an alarm in the event of a serious leak, so we don’t recommend them that highly.  However they do act as a visual alert which is preferable to no alert at all.

Unbeatable Valentines Boiler Promotion

Affleck are offering a brand new combi boiler, installed by an Affleck Gas Safe engineer, with a seven year warrantee and the second year gas safety check for free.   If you’ve been putting off buying a new boiler now is the time.

Here are the top Five Reasons you should replace your boiler.

  • Latest Combi Boiler: Valient or Worsceter
    • A rated Energy Efficiency
    • Worsceter: Which? Best Buy
  • Professionally installed by Affleck Engineer
    • Gas Safe registered
  • 7 year warrantee
  • 2 Years Gas Safety Check Free

All this for only £1600+VAT. Probably the best deal you will ever find in the UK on an A energy rated boiler and installation.

Call Affleck on 0203 538 7066 to arrange our Gas Safe registered Boiler Engineers to visit at a time to suit you. Quote 'Valentines Boiler Promotion' at time of booking.

Boiler Engineers London: Affleck. Carbon Monoxide Alarm

Offer open to first 10 clients for works booked in February 2014 only. Price subject to survey.