While gas heaters are energy efficient and cost effective, there have been health issues linked to faulty appliances, such as carbon monoxide poisoning. It is important to have your gas heater serviced and tested at least once every 2 years by a qualified gas fitter to ensure optimal levels of operation.
Servicing is also recommended if:
- The flame is yellow or sooty.
- There are signs of heat damage or discolouration of walls or heater panels.
- The pilot light goes out unexpectedly or makes a ‘popping’ sound when lighting.
- The wall surrounding the heater are too hot to touch while heater is on.
- There are signs of soot stains around the heater.
Gas appliances are like motor vehicles, in which they require servicing to keep them both operational and efficient. With regular servicing you can be rest assured knowing your gas appliances and burners are working in the most cost effective and safest manner.
Depending on the type and size of your steam boiler determines the frequency of service intervals. They will require either a 5 weekly or 3 monthly inspection to stay compliant as per AS 2593.
Servicing your gas appliances will ensure you are only consuming energy that you need. An overfired gas burner not only costs more to run, but it is also harmful to you and the environment.
If a gas leak is present, it is best to isolate the gas supply at the nearest isolation valve and call a gas technician. They will be able to fix the leak and confirm that everything is safe.
We offer emergency service 24/7 and will generally be available within the hour.