How often should I service my gas heater?

Gas heater services – Geelong, Torquay, Anglesea, Melbourne

Energy Safe Victoria recommends that all gas heaters should be serviced and tested for carbon monoxide at least every two years.  This needs to be done by a licensed plumber and gas fitter.

Servicing your heater regularly ensures that all of the components are working correctly and the heater is running efficiently – which means energy consumption is kept in check.

A gas heater service  involves a thorough check and test of all components, including:

  • Flue check
  • Burner & gas pressure check
  • Fan clean
  • Thermostat check
  • Heat exchanger check (for signs of heat damage)
  • General clean
  • Carbon monoxide test

The most important aspect of a heater service is the carbon monoxide test.  Carbon monoxide is a toxic gas that can be emitted from faulty, damaged or poorly maintained heaters.  You can’t see it, it has no odour and it can be deadly.

Over the last few years, we’ve decomissioned no less than 30 heaters in residential homes alone.  A few of the occupants had early signs of poisoning, most had no symptoms at all.  Check out the signs of carbon monoxide poisoning here.

Call us today to arrange to have your heater serviced – Geelong/Surf Coast: (03) 5261 2422 or Melbourne: (03) 9971 6600