Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced the recalls of thousands of gas-fired, home heating boilers due to carbon monoxide concerns. The recalls impact boilers made by two companies: U.S. Boiler, and New Yorker Boiler. With regards to U.S. Boiler, some 26,000 units are being recalled. New Yorkers recall involves 191 units. According to the CPSC, the recalls came after it was reported that the air pressure switches can fail to shut down the burners when there is a blockage in the vent system, allowing the boiler to emit excessive amounts of carbon monoxide and posing a CO poisoning hazard to the consumer. So far, no injuries have been reported. U.S. Boiler Recalled New Yorker Boiler Recalled Consumers with recalled boilers should immediately contact the manufacturer (New Yorker Boiler or U.S.
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U-S Boiler is recalling 26-thousand home heating boilers. The air pressure switch can fail to shut down the burners when there’s a blockage in the vent system which could cause excessive amounts of carbon monoxide. This recall covers three models of cast iron hot water boilers that use natural gas or liquid petroleum to heat water for residential space heating. Models ESC-SCG-PVG Boilers For Sea Level Build Boilers Only (0 to 4,999 ft.) U.S. Boiler Company always strives to provide its customers with superior quality products, and as part of that process we periodically perform tests to help ensure our products meet or exceed all applicable standards and safety requirements. As part of these tests, it came to our attention that under certain circumstances on some ESC, SCG, & PVG boilers, excessive amounts of carbon monoxide could be emitted into the venting system that is piped to the outside of the home. Although no issues or problems have been reported, it is important that these units receive a field modification.
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What does this mean for the home owner? Annual Gas Boiler Service or Boiler Breakdown Repair A boiler service should only be carried out by a qualified and registered heating engineer who will: check that the heating system is correctly installed inline with regulations, check that it is working safely and check it is working correctly and efficiently according to the manufacturers’ instructions. The engineer is checking and testing to a well defined set of criteria, standards and regulations. There is a guide to the service procedure in the manual which accompanies the boiler and should be retained by the homeowner from when the boiler was installed.The boiler must be working for it to be serviced. A boiler service is not: repairing a faulty appliance, this is a different job altogether, a homeowner’s or landlord’s gas safety check , although checking safety is a part of it. What Does Maintenance of a Gas Furnace or Boiler Involve? Different types of boiler will require different work, at the very least the engineer should: check the condition of the boiler; test for leaks; check the appliance is working correctly; ensure it is not producing carbon monoxide; check that there is adaquate ventilation and make sure that the flue is clear and safe.
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How Much is the Cheapest Condensing System Boiler To Buy? Worcester Bosch Greenstar 12i, 24i, and 30CDi system boilers are very reasonable priced being for sale online at 740, 840 and 920. Potterton, Baxi and Alpha all compete, offer prices close to these for systems boilers. The Vokera Mynute 20 HE system boiler can be bought for 720, Vokera have a good reputation for reliable, low cost domestic boilers. What are the Cheapest Condensing Gas Boilers? For a good value condensing conventional boiler consider the following brands and expect to pay between 620 to 1,000 including VAT.
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