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What can you do to protect your family from carbon monoxide?

Gas Heater Services & Safety Checks. Protect your family from carbon monoxide. Geelong - Tomlinson Plumbing

Gas Heater Services & Safety Checks. Protect your family from carbon monoxide. Geelong – Tomlinson Plumbing

Gas Heater Services & Safety Checks – Geelong, Torquay, Anglesea, Barwon Heads, Ocean Grove & surrounds

It’s quite simple –

  • get your gas heater serviced at lease every two years by a registered or licensed gas fitter to ensure it is working properly.
  • The gas fitter who services your appliance must use a Carbon Monoxide (CO) analyser.
  • Ensure there is always adequate ventilation.
  • Regularly check the colour of the flame in the heater. A blue flame usually indicates the heater is working properly. A yellow or sooty flame may indicate a faulty heater (please note: yellow flames are deliberately used for decorative effect in some appliances, such as gas log fires).

The following situations may indicate that a problem exists –

  • Soot or discolouration around the gas appliance
  • Yellow flame*
  • Heater goes out after a short time for no apparent reason
  • Debris falling down the flue pipe
  • Missing or damaged cowl on the top of the flue pipe.

Play it safe and have your gas heater checked in readiness for the cold weather.

 

This is an article from our Gas Heaters Series

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