Reduce Carbon Monoxide Levels with a Gas Heater Service
What is Carbon monoxide?
Carbon Monoxide is an odourless, tasteless and colourless gas which is produced whenever fuel burns such as Natural Gas, Propane and Gasoline. It’s less dense when compared to the air and because our senses cannot detect this, it can be present within our homes... without us even knowing. Once Carbon Monoxide enters the human body, one may experience symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning such as Headaches, Fatigue, Shortness of Breath, Nausea, Dizziness. Although this can easily be mistaken for the flu (as it has similar symptoms), this is actually ‘Carbon Monoxide Poisoning’… and you really need to avoid this. A quick Google Search online will show you the many families, children and even infants have been affected by this, causing illnesses such as brain damage and heart disease. While it does have a variety of applications in the industrial world, it is very important to stay well away from it.
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Gas Heaters
Installing both a heating and cooling system is definitely a necessity in Melbourne and while we are rated as one of the most livable cities in the world, we do need to put up with having 4 seasons in one day. And of course, having a prime heating and cooling unit installed in your home will grant you the ultimate climate solution needed after a hard day’s work. That’s where we come in! At Plum Heating & Cooling, our team can recommend the ideal Heater or Cooler required for your home and install them as quickly as possible. Not only that, but we help with the service & maintenance of these units over its lifecycle.
While having a Gas Heater and other gas appliances are great, there is always that challenge of units emitting poisonous gases… namely Carbon Monoxide, which has been labelled as the ‘Silent Killer’. A warning was even issued a while ago advising the public not to use particular heaters.
Just like all other Gas Appliances (such as an oven), gas heating is a cost effective and convenient way to heat your home. When properly installed, use as instructed and regularly serviced with a Carbon Monoxide test by a qualified Gasfitter, the heater in your home should be safe. A regular maintenance Service should be conducted to check the operation of your heater, check for any faulty signs and perform a test to measure the levels of carbon monoxide. Our 12-Point Service also includes checking the exhaust system to make sure all gases are discharged correctly as well as cleaning any dust build up in the fan motor assembly.
Energy Safe Victoria and the Victorian Building Authority Recommends having your gas heater serviced and tested for Carbon Monoxide at the very least once every 2 years.
Launching their ‘Cold Feet’ Campaign, Victorian Building Authority and Energy Safe Victoria are really pushing for all heaters to be Serviced and tested for any Carbon Monoxide exposure on a regular basis. Regular servicing is the only way to reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning caused by faulty gas appliances. A recent release by ESV has advised all owners of the old Vulcan and Pyrox heaters to left off until tested by a qualified gasfitter. A few landlords have also had to deal with Carbon Monoxide poisoning with their tenants. Recent cases revealed that the un-serviced heaters in their rental properties have caused a few casualties. The Chase & Tyler Foundation has been set up with Raise Awareness as well.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
At Plum, we stress the importance of booking your unit in for a maintenance service at the very least once every 2 years, whether you are a homeowner, a landlord or a tenant. All our technicians are equipped with a state of the art, German-engineered Testo Carbon Monoxide Detectors, so once your heater service has been completed, our technician will issue a printed receipt type analysis showing the levels of carbon monoxide in your home.
Don’t wait until carbon monoxide affects someone in your home, Get your gas ducted heater serviced by the heating experts! Give us a call on 8360 9622 or get in touch via our REQUEST form
What Customers are Saying
“With our ducted heating on its way out during a recent Melbourne cold snap, we were recommended Plum. We found their service to be very and efficient, we booked the job on the Friday and our house was heated again before lunchtime on Monday! The office staff and installers were also very professional. Follow up service has also been fantastic.”
"I had plum heating and cooling come and install my new central heater yesterday in Altona Meadows after my initial buffalo series heater had finally given up after 21 years of service, and the service I received from Luke, Aaron and Troy was excellent. They were prompt, courteous and installed a new 5 star rating heater at my place and my wife could not be happier woke up this morning to 6 degrees outside and a nice 22 degrees inside. Thanks boys. Great Job, Thank You!"
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