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What are Energy Performance Certificates?

If you’re selling a property, if you’re putting it up for rent, or even if you’ve built a house from scratch, you’ll need to order an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). This certificate is provided by a certified Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA) and determines the energy efficiency rating of your property. EPCs must be ordered before…

Why do boilers break down?

In the main, modern combi boilers are strong, sturdy and resilient appliances that provide central heating and hot water with no fuss for many years, but behind the boiler cover is an array of complicated technology and advanced engineering and it’s not to say you won’t encounter a time when your boiler broke down. There are…

Why is my boiler leaking?

If a gas boiler is leaking, you should not attempt to repair it yourself; gas boiler repairs should only ever be conducted by Gas Safe Registered engineers. A leaking boiler is actually quite a serious problem, and indicates that an internal component such as a seal or valve is broken. The leak can lead to…

What is a gas boiler service and why is it so important?

There are countless people who do not have their gas boilers serviced. Landlords and local authorities are legally obliged to have the boilers in their property portfolio serviced annually, but homeowners face no such requirements, and many appear content to hope for the best and to leave their boiler unchecked for many years. Homeowners may…

My boiler was not installed properly

There are few boiler problems more serious than a boiler that has not been installed properly. Gas appliances should only be installed, maintained and repaired by Gas Safe contractors, such as the thousands of contractors 247 Home Rescue has access to, and should not be fitted or tinkered with by unskilled people. The overwhelming majority…