When should I get my gas fire checked?
Q: When should I get my gas fire checked?
Answered by: Jonathan Smith, head of flame technologies for Glen Dimplex Heating & Ventilation
“For those who have the luxury of a gas fire, Gas Safety Week (16th – 22nd September) offers the perfect opportunity to get your existing gas fire checked to ensure it is in good working order for the coming colder months. You can visit to search for a local registered engineer who will check your system and ensure it is performing safely.
“If you want to use this as an opportunity to upgrade your new fire, there are a few things to consider, particularly if you are changing the style or design of the fireplace. Your Gas Safe engineer will be able to advise you on compliance with current regulations, so it’s important to check their credentials before they begin any work, both by ensuring they are listed on the and by checking their Gas Safe ID card. With winter rapidly approaching and some scientists predicting that we could see temperatures colder than normal in early 2020, it’s important to ensure all your gas appliances are in full working order to avoid any nasty surprises when the cold front hits.”
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