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Is Your Gas Heater Safe to Use This Winter?

Get QuickAir
22 May 2021
2 Min Read

Winter is here! Does that sound a little dramatic? Well winter is here, and it is time to think about heater installation. However, if you already have one, then you need to “evaluate” your gas heater for safety. If it is not working well, then it is time for gas heater maintenance service. You must be thinking, why should I get heater service again?

Well, for starters, more than 300 Australians die every year due to carbon monoxide exposure, while more than 10,000 are taken to emergency. We all know the relation between gas heaters and carbon monoxide, and this is why heater maintenance is necessary, but let’s talk about some symptoms you may face due to carbon monoxide exposure.

Health Symptoms Due To Carbon Monoxide Exposure

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Feeling nauseous or sick
  • Your home mates are getting sick at the same time, including your pets.
  • You don’t feel well when you are at home.

That is why you need to make sure your gas heater is safe for use. Here are two essential things you need to do

  1. Get your gas heater serviced at least once every two years by a qualified professional. i.e. a qualified/licensed gas fitter. You can also get it serviced once a year to be on the safe side.
  2. Check for heater safety advice because fresh airflow is important for some gas heaters to operate properly.

Gas heater maintenance is also important for other reasons. Here are some of them.

Importance Of Gas Heater Maintenance

1) Gas can kill you

Generally, in Australia, natural gas has an added smell for you to recognize if there is a leakage. However, carbon monoxide is an invisible, odourless, and tasteless gas. Make no mistake; it can be very deadly. Therefore, if there is a leakage in your house, there can be health issues. It is also important to note that gas leaks are widespread in old gas heaters. So, it is necessary to get help from a licensed gas fitter for heater maintenance on a regular basis.

2) Gas Leakage Can Increase Fire Risk

Where the gas leak is dangerous for your health, it can be very destructive as well. A gas leak can significantly increase the chance of a fire outbreak. We mentioned earlier that carbon monoxide is a tasteless and odourless gas. You may not know, but there can be leakage, and it can catch fire if you light a cigarette, turn on the stove, or the heater itself can get the spark. As you would know, gas blasts are destructive to your home and can be lethal.

Gas Heater Maintenance Can Save You From Money Wastage

Where gas leakage can be lethal and destructive, it can be heavy on your pocket as well. If your heater is leaking gas, it means there is unnecessary gas consumption because your utility meter doesn’t know this excessive consumption is due to gas leakage.

You may not believe it, but gas leakage can cost you hundreds of dollars in the form of utility bills. Of course, you don’t want to waste your hard-earned money. That is why it is better to get professional services from a licensed professional for your gas heater maintenance. Don’t worry, QuickAir can help you with any problem related to your heater. Call us at 1300 730 896.