So here's our list of five simple things to remember when it comes to energy safety in the home.
This one is pretty simple.
Press the button on the devices firmly to make sure that each one is working. And be sure to check your alarms frequently to make sure the batteries haven't died in the interim.
And if you don't already have a smoke and carbon monoxide alarm, now's the time to get one.
Having your boiler serviced is not just safe it is also financially responsible as you could be wasting money on an inefficient boiler. But most importantly, it can prevent a gas leak which is hugely dangerous.
So be sure to get this done once a year to keep your home safe.
If you had a Ferrari you wouldn’t just bring it to any old mechanic. The same sentiment should apply when it comes to having gas work done in your house - you want it done by the best.
Using a registered gas installer is the best way to ensure that the work being done in your home is safe and efficient.
If your fuse board switches keep tripping, don’t continue to switch them back without consulting an electrician. It might be tempting to throw it back up and leave it, but these switches are designed to trip as a fail safe.
So if you have a switch that keeps tripping, ring your electrician as it may mean that there is a faulty fuse or something causing too much power to flow through one outlet.
We also end with a pretty simple tip - make sure to unplug or switch off devices when you're not using them.
This is good advice for both safety and your pocket, as regularly doing this will save you money on your electricity bills too.
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