Having your gas heater serviced and safety checked at least every two years offers several important benefits. Here are some of the key advantages:
~Enhanced Safety: The primary benefit of servicing and safety checking your gas heater is ensuring the safety of your home and its occupants. Gas heaters can pose risks such as gas leaks, carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, and fire hazards. Regular servicing helps identify potential issues, such as faulty valves, leaks, or blockages, which can be promptly addressed to prevent accidents and maintain a safe environment.
~Preventative Maintenance: Regular servicing allows for proactive maintenance of your gas heater. By having a professional technician inspect and clean your heater, they can detect any potential problems early on, reducing the chances of unexpected breakdowns or major malfunctions. Identifying and addressing minor issues during servicing can help prevent more expensive repairs later and extend the lifespan of your heater.
~Optimal Performance: Over time, gas heaters can accumulate dirt, dust, and debris, leading to decreased efficiency and performance. During a service, the technician will clean and optimize various components, such as burners, ignition systems, and filters, to ensure the heater operates at its best. This can result in improved heating performance and reduced energy consumption.
~Peace of Mind: Knowing that your gas heater has been professionally serviced and safety checked provides peace of mind. You can feel confident that it is operating safely, efficiently, and reliably, particularly during colder months when you rely on it for heating your home.
Always make sure your gas fitter is licensed in Type A Gas Appliance Servicing - and ask for a copy of the report showing testing has been completed to the relevant Australian Standards.