Why getting a KBB Fire Valve will give you peace of mind this winter
KBB Fire Valve

Why getting a KBB Fire Valve will give you peace of mind this winter

With all the stormy weather we’ve been having, there’s nothing more comforting when you get home from a long day at work than firing up the central heating or running yourself a hot bath. But if you live in one of the 1.5 million homes in the UK that relies on domestic heating oil to keep your home warm and water hot, have you ever thought about the safety of your oil-fired boiler?

Around 400 domestic fires are started by central and water heating appliances each year in the UK; that’s a worrying high number, but what can we do to lower the chances of being another victim?

KBB is a great option

If your oil burning appliance overheats for any reason — like a failure on the thermostat — then it could easily catch fire. If you have a KBB Fire Valve installed, it detects overheating and will shut off the oil supply, helping to prevent a fire from breaking out within the appliance.

The KBB also detects heat from elsewhere in the home, so again, it will shut off the oil supply to starve the fire of additional fuel and lower the chance of a runaway fire.

Setting the industry standard

The KBB is the original and best-selling fire safety valve; it’s been protecting homes and properties for over 60 years. At this time of year, we’re inundated with customers placing orders for the KBB, wanting to take that extra precaution when they fire up their heating more regularly. Thankfully we keep the shelves well stocked, so we can always keep up with the extra demand for the KBB in winter months.

All newer oil burning equipment should already have a fire safety valve fitted, but if your burner is more than ten years old, it may be missing this crucial component. The KBB Fire Valve is recommended by OFTEC, a leading trade organisation for the off-gas grid heating sector, to be fitted to any existed oil-fired appliances where one is not already installed.

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