Energy firm warns of spike in boilers breaking down amid 'the big switch on'

A woman next to a radiator with a blanket on looking sad
British Gas have warned over 50,000 customers about their boilers not working during the 'big switch on' (Image credit: Getty Images)

British Gas has sent out warnings to 50,000 of its customers that their boilers could be at risk of breaking down following 'the big switch on' this winter.

'The big switch on' is the time of year when households collectively turn on their heating to avoid the winter chills.

Joseph Mullane
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News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.