I've just received a gas bill from BG for the last quarter.
In with the bill was a leaflet that looked as if it was selling a CO
Under the heading "Carbon Monoxide: how you can protect yourself" a
number of items were listed. Having got a digital CO monitor, I wasn't
much interested in the offer. Nevertheless, I opened the leaflet and
glanced at the items in it.
Near the end, one of the items was headed "Open Flued Boiler?"
As I have one of these, this caught my eye, so I read on.
"These appliances take air for combustion from the room they are
fitted in. If you own one of these boilers, you should be aware that
from 1st June 2008, new ventilation requirements come into force. From
that date, any open-flued boiler with less than 90 percent of the
required ventilation will be at risk".
It then recommends that BG carry out a Safety and Maintenance
At 90 percent of something that it should already have been fitted
with, this seems like another BG con to condemn as many open-flued
boilers as possible.
For some years now their boiler service has consisted of repeated
attempts to find any reason to condemn a perfectly good boiler, the
tooth-sucking "Can't get spares for this, mate" being a favourite.
This one seems like a new tack on an old theme.
The group might like to be aware of this.
- posted 12 years ago