Never use any electrical appliances including electrical heaters in the bathroom (you may use shavers). It is highly dangerous; any connection with water can cause fire.
Ensure light switches and sockets are correctly fitted. Any appliances not fitted according to standard are liable to cause serious harm to you and damage to the house.
Make sure curtains don't cover the radiator as this will block heat from filling the room.
18°C is the ideal room temperature; consider fitting a room thermostat to ensure this temperature is maintained and reducing energy wastage. For further information on energy saving tips please visit the energy efficiency part of our website.
Ensure fire blankets are located near or in the kitchen in case of emergency. It is important that all family members know how to use the blanket correctly. To ensure your boiler is operating safely and efficiently you should have it serviced annually by a reputable service engineer.
If you smell gas call Bord Gáis Networks 24 hour Emergency line immediately on 1850 20 50 50. Ensure televisions are unplugged at night and/or when the house is empty. Never leave a lit cigarette on or near couches etc. All materials are highly flammable.
If you have a natural gas fire you should have it serviced by a reputable service engineer annually to ensure it continues to operate safely and efficiently.
Take extra care at Christmas, ensure all Christmas Tree lights are unplugged and candles etc are extinguished.
Ensure an approved smoke alarm is fitted. Check this alarm is working correctly by pressing the test button at least once a week. It must be fitted on the ceiling.
If you smell gas on the street call Bord Gáis Networks 24 hour Emergency Line 1850 20 50 50
Don't assume someone else has reported the smell
Gas appliances need air to function safely and efficiently. When adding an extension, converting a garage, double-glazing or weather-sealing doors you should always consider the ventilation requirement for your appliances. Particular restrictions apply where a living space is to be to be used as a bedroom or a bathroom.