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21 years of dust! Wall furnace service & safety check

Wall furnace service & safety check | Tomlinson Plumbing | Torquay | Geelong | Ocean Grove | Barwon Heads

21 years of dust was removed from a wall furnace fan today. No wonder it was labouring a little! It’s important to have your heaters serviced & safety checked at least every two years – not only to check for carbon monoxide, but to also help the heater operate as efficiently as possible and avoid…

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Gas heater constantly starting & stopping?

Why is my gas heater constantly starting & stopping? | Tomlinson Plumbing | Torquay | Geelong | Ocean Grove | Barwon Heads

Why is my gas heater constantly starting and stopping? Firstly, how often is constant? Most models of heaters have thermostats, so when the heater reaches the set temperature on the thermostat, it switches itself off because the room has reached that desired temperature. Perhaps, if it’s a really cold day and you have the thermostat…

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Gas heater safety checks

Gas Heater Safety Checks | Tomlinson Plumbing Torquay | Geelong | Ocean Grove | Barwon Heads

Gas Heater Safety Checks | Tomlinson Plumbing Torquay | Geelong | Ocean Grove | Barwon Heads ~Smoke pens~ Smoke pens are used to test for ventilation, air flow and gas spillage. We use them as part of our service & safety checking process on open-flued gas heaters, such as wall furnaces, space heaters and console…

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Carbon monoxide spillage – how does it occur?

Tomlinson Plumbing | Carbon monoxide Test | Geelong | Torquay | Barwon Heads | Ocean Grove

How does carbon monoxide spillage occur? Carbon monoxide can be produced in large quantities if your heater does not completely burn the gas it uses. This can happen for a number of reasons, but the most common causes are lack of servicing, installation issues, product faults or a blocked flue. In most cases, the by-products…

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