How to Maintain a Safe Gas Heater?
Winter has settled in through Bunbury and the South West with brisk mornings, cool days and chilly nights making us all trying to keep cosy and warm. There is no denying heating is a luxury many can’t do without during a South West winter. If your homes heating source is a gas heater it is imperative to ensure your families health and safety by following the recommended precautions.
While there are many ways to maintain and ensure your gas heater is safe read on to learn 5 tips including:
- Have your gas heater serviced regularly by a licenced gas professional
- Don’t ignore the smell of gas
- Avoid hazards
- Ensure adequate ventilation
- Don’t use outdoor heaters indoors
Have your gas heater serviced regularly by a licenced gas professional
To ensure your gas heater is working safely, effectively and efficiently it should be only serviced by a licenced gas professional. Hazards and faults that may not be able to be identified and repaired by someone other than a trained professional can be dangerous and lead to bigger problems if left and not repaired.
Don’t ignore the smell of gas
As natural gas is odourless, a distinctive odour is added to warn of a gas leak. If you suspect you may have a gas leak or can smell gas, act straight away. Turn the heater off and call a licenced gas professional immediately.
Make sure your heater is placed in a suitable position in the room. Avoid placing a heater close to furniture or in a place it can be knocked over by children or pets. As tempting as it may be to hang clothes over your heater to dry or warm them, this is a serious hazard and should never be done.
Ensure adequate ventilation
Although the purpose of your heater is to keep a room warm, you should ensure there is adequate ventilation in the room you are heating. It may be nice to keep warmth in a small room, but the lack of air circulating can cause issues. Heaters have permanent ventilation openings and it is important to ensure these are also open and are not blocked.
Don’t use outdoor heaters indoors
Never use heaters designed for outdoor use inside your home. Doing so is extremely dangerous and extremely risky.
Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas can service your gas heater in Bunbury and the South West
Keep your house warm this winter with peace of mind your gas heater has been serviced. Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas are fully qualified licenced gas plumbers who are fully trained and experienced in servicing gas heaters. Known as the ‘trusted name in the plumbing industry’ the Mainline team are reliable and happy to answer any questions relating to any of your plumbing needs.
To book in your gas heater service or for any of your plumbing needs including hot water service and repairs call the team today on 9791 1608.
Some information are from Kleen Heat