A good time to gas about carbon monoxide safety

Authored by News Desk

Sovereign Housing Association is supporting Gas Safety Week this week by reminding residents of having an annual gas supply check by a Gas Safe Registered engineer.

Nationally, one in six homes has an unsafe gas appliance.

A danger of not having your gas appliances checked regularly is that they can leak carbon monoxide (CO). Sometimes known as the ‘silent killer’, you can’t...

A third of Brits can't recognise the signs of an unsafe gas appliance

Authored by News Desk

A third of UK adults (33%) don’t know the signs of an unsafe gas appliance, according to Gas Safe Register’s research. This Gas Safety Week (17-23 September) Gas Safe Register will be raising awareness about the dangers of unsafe gas appliances, with the support of the industry.

The potential warning signs that could indicate a gas appliance is unsafe were recognised by some people as...


Get energy fit this summer

Authored by Mary

As Plymouth residents enjoy the warm weather this summer keeping on top of household energy use might be far from people’s minds. But simple changes can help families keep their homes running efficiently and save money, even in the warmer months.

Smart Energy Expert, Stuart Coniam from British Gas, shares some of his tips that can help households across Plymouth to save energy...

Study attributes varying explosivity to distribution of gases within volcanic conduits

Authored by Mary

The varying scale and force of certain volcanic eruptions are directly influenced by the distribution of gases within magma inside a volcano’s conduit, according to a new study.

Using state of the art equipment including UV cameras and electron microscopes, researchers from Plymouth University led a project to analyse the eruptive plumes and ash generated by Volcán de Colima, the most...

E.ON raise prices by £48 per bill

Authored by Huw Oxburgh

E.ON energy has announced that they are raising their gas and electricity prices by around £48 per customer.

The changes will see around four million UK energy customers pay more

The price represents an average rise of 3.7% on dual gas and electricity bills and will come into effect from 18 January 2014.

Electricity only bills will also rise by 3.7% (£20) while Gas only...

Stay safe from the silent killer this winter

Authored by Mary

People in Devon are being urged to keep their friends, family and neighbours safe from the ‘silent killer’ this winter.

Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week is the perfect opportunity to check that you and your loved ones stay safe from the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, the so-called silent killer– this is the message from Wales & West Utilities.

Carbon Monoxide Awareness...

Prevent further deaths from Carbon Monoxide

Authored by Caitlin A Green

Wales & West Utilities has joined forces with three other gas distribution networks to help raise awareness of the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.

This year’s carbon monoxide conference, Knowledge is Power, is hosted by The Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers (IGEM), and aims to highlight the preventable deaths and injuries that occur in the UK every year.


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