Installers “should help consumers” with CO safety

Installers “should help consumers” with CO safety

Changes to the Energy Labelling Directive intended to help consumers make informed choices on solid fuel appliances present the perfect opportunity for engineers to speak to homeowners about CO safety. That’s according to Adrian Keats of Honeywell’s Home Safety Business, who believes solid fuel engineers should be recommending CO alarms every time they fit or service an appliance.

“Solid fuel appliances such as log burners have become increasingly trendy in the UK in recent years,” he explained. “But many households are not aware that they should always be accompanied by a CO alarm sited in the same room.

“Statistics show that many homeowners simply aren’t aware of the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. Shockingly, more than half of homes don’t have a carbon monoxide alarm installed at all.

“Carbon monoxide is a silent killer so it’s important that installers and engineers talk to their customers about the need for a high quality sealed CO alarm, particularly when they are installing equipment such as solid fuel appliances.

“After all, it can help to save lives.”

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