Winter has settled in through the South West with brisk mornings, cool days and chilly nights making us all look for ways to keep warm. There is no denying heating is a luxury many can’t do without during a South West winter. However, if your homes heating source is a gas heater it is important to ensure your families health and safety by following the recommended precautions.
Read on to learn 3 ways to help keep your family safe when using a gas heater including:
- Have your gas heater serviced regularly by a licenced gas professional
- Ensure good ventilation
- Check for hazards
Have your gas heater serviced regularly by a licenced gas professional
To ensure your gas heater is working safely, effectively and efficiently it should be only serviced by a licenced gas professional. Hazards and faults that may not be able to be identified and repaired by someone other than a trained professional can be dangerous and lead to bigger problems if left and not repaired.
Ensure Good Ventilation
Although the purpose of your heater is to keep a room warm, you should ensure there is sufficient ventilation in the room you are heating. It may be nice to keep warmth in a small room, but the lack of air circulating can cause issues. Heaters have permanent ventilation openings and it is important to ensure these are also open and are not blocked.
Check for hazards
Make sure your heater is placed in a suitable position in the room. Avoid placing a heater close to furniture or in a place it can be knocked over by children or pets. As tempting as it may be to hang clothes over your heater to dry or warm them, this is a serious hazard and should never be done.
Who Can Service My Gas Heater in Busselton, Dunsborough or Margaret River?
Keep your house warm this winter with peace of mind your gas heater has been serviced. Mainline Plumbing and Cheap Hot Water and Gas Dunsborough/Busselton are fully qualified licenced gas plumbers who are fully trained and experienced in servicing gas heaters. Known as the ‘trusted name in the plumbing industry’ the Mainline team are reliable and happy to answer any questions relating to any of your plumbing needs.
To book in your gas heater service or for any of your plumbing needs including hot water service and repairs call the team today on 9759 1317.