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Wood Heaters | Torquay | Geelong | Ocean Grove | Barwon Heads | Tomlinson Plumbing

Pre-prepare next season’s wood

September 25, 2020

Now is the time to start stockpiling your wood ready for next Winter. That way it will have plenty of time to season and be perfectly dry to burn super efficiently next year.Never burn green or damp wood – you’ll just smoke out the neighbours,, create a build up of creosote in your flue and…

Heat & Glo double-sided gas log fire | Tomlinson Plumbing | Geelong | Torquay | Ocean Grove | Barwon Heads

Heat & Glo double-sided gas log fire

September 17, 2020

New fan installed on a double sided Heat & Glo gas log fire in Point Lonsdale this morning and after a clean, service and safety check, it’s right to go. #gaslogfiresgeelong #gaslogfirestorquay #gaslogfiresoceangrove #gaslogfiresbarwonheads #heatandglotorquay #heatandglogeelong #heatandglooceangrove #heatandglobarwonheads

Wood heater installations | Tomlinson Plumbing | Torquay | Geelong | Ocean Grove | Barwon Heads

Wood heater installations – Geelong, Torquay, Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads

September 14, 2020

You can’t beat the warmth from a ‘real’ fire. However you choose to style your home, there’ll be a wood heater that compliments the look you’re after. The one pictured here is by Heatmaster and its available at Pivot Stove & Heating in Geelong.  It’s the only open fire to be awarded the prestigious Australian…

Heat & Glo gas log fires | Tomlinson Plumbing | Torquay | Geelong | Ocean Grove | Barwon Heads

Gas log fires by Jetmaster Heat & Glo

August 27, 2020

The ever popular 5X by Jetmaster Heat & Glo is a zero clearance gas log fire that comes with a remote control, LED ember bed lighting, high definition log media and the option of fade resistant black glass interior that reflects the flame, not the room. With a choice of fronts and trims, you can…

Gas Heater Servicing | Carbon Monoxide Testing | Geelong | Torquay | Ocean Grove | Tomlinson Plumbing

Put gas heater servicing & carbon monoxide testing on your to-do list this Winter

July 29, 2020

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, product faults or a blocked flue. In most cases, the by-products produced by your…

Gas Heater Services | Repairs | Carbon Monoxide Testing | Tomlinson Plumbing | Geelong | Torquay | Ocean Grove | Barwon Heads

Gas Heater Service – Torquay, Geelong, Barwon Heads, Ocean Grove

July 23, 2020

Why is my heater not working properly? Um? Not sure how this heater was even functioning at all, but it’s now definitely time for retirement. With a blown fan switch and a crack in the heat exchanger, there’s just no going back. Play it safe with gas. Tomlinson Plumbing has the experience and expertise to…

Carbon monoxide poisoning | Family's lucky escape | Tomlinson Plumbing | Geelong | Torquay | Ocean Grove

Family nearly killed by their ducted heater

July 18, 2020

Carbon monoxide poisoning | Family’s lucky escape | Tomlinson Plumbing | Geelong | Torquay | Ocean Grove Carbon monoxide – the silent killer This Ballarat family is very lucky to still be alive. They were slowly being poisoned by their gas ducted heating. After feeling unwell for about a month and suffering headaches and vomiting,…

Back Flow Valves | Geelong | Torquay | Ocean Grove | Barwon Heads | Tomlinson Plumbing

Keep it clean – why back flow valves are so important

July 13, 2020

Why are back flow valves so important? In short, back flow valves stop hazardous pollutants from being sucked back into our drinking water supply. Imagine turning on the tap to get a drink, only to find some medical waste in your glass.  What about some cleaning chemicals from the local carwash, or dyes from the…

Rinnai B20 Continuous Flow Hot Water Unit | Geelong | Torquay | Tomlinson Plumbing

Hot Water Unit replacements – Geelong, Torquay, Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads

July 2, 2020

Out with the old and in with the new Rinnai B20 continuous flow hot water unit… Out with the old seized heat pump and in with a new Rinnai B20 continuous flow gas hot water system, with a quick fit kit from AVG. Tomlinson Plumbing has the experience and expertise to help you with your hot water…

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