Winter weather is here and with professional natural gas or LPG heating servicing, repair and replacement, you can keep your Melbourne home cosy, safe and warm during those ice-cold snap freezes! Here are some tips and advice from Melbourne heating specialists.
Natural gas or LPG heating systems require regular services to keep them efficient (so you save even more on your monthly energy bill) and safe. Heaters that are not inspected, cleaned and repaired can become dangerous health hazards, as they can start to leak carbon monoxide – a colourless, odourless gas that can trigger breathing problems, nausea, dizziness and lead to death in some cases. An annual service is a small price to pay for preventing this silent killer from harming your family and pets.
Carbon monoxide – what are the risks?
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a gas you can’t see or smell. When it spills from your gas heater, it can make you very sick or even kill you and your family .
Any gas heater can spill CO – including old and new heaters, central heating units, space heaters, wall furnaces and decorative log fires.
To avoid the risk, ESV and the VBA recommends that all gas heaters are serviced at least every two years by a qualified gasfitter. A qualified gasfitter will inspect your heater and check its installation, including testing for CO leakage.
Get Your Natural Gas/LPG Heating Serviced
Natural gas heating is an affordable, safe and effective way to heat your home through winter, but only if you get your system regularly serviced by a professional. This extends the lifespan of your heating system, removing dirt and debris that would force your heating system to work twice as hard – and wear out twice as fast – over the winter.
A typical service includes most importantly a CO Test, duct and air flow inspection, cleaning of all filters, supply air fan, temp sensors and flame sensors as well as testing of the burner pressure.
Replacing Your Natural Gas Heating System
Natural gas or LPG heating systems have a long lifespan, and it’s good to consider replacing your system if it’s nearing this milestone – and that’s not just because of the rebates you can get for making your home more eco-friendly!
The main reason for this is that new natural gas heating systems are much more advanced than old systems – they are more energy efficient, delivering more heat while using less gas, and thanks to new designs, you can find the perfect unit no matter your heating or aesthetic requirements.
Stay Cosy this Winter with Melbourne Heating Specialists
At Tailored Heating & Cooling Solutions in Melbourne, we want the best for our clients – which is why we offer affordable, fast heating servicing, maintenance, and repairs for natural gas heating systems. In addition, we can also supply you with a new, high-efficiency natural gas heating system for your home that is safe, affordable, and eco-friendly. Contact us today and chat to our friendly team!