Gas heating systems are one of the most efficient ways to stay toasty during the cooler months. When maintained correctly and regularly, gas appliances are very safe. But the dangers that arise from poor maintenance are severe and possibly even fatal. With a quick service, you can easily avoid risks and ensure your heater is working efficiently. At Twin Electrics and Plumbing, we highly recommend a regular service, preferably as winter approaches. In this article, we’ll explain why.
Why Get A Service?
A gas heater can run on a variety of gases, including carbon dioxide. When working correctly, there’s no risk of this gas causing any health complaints to people in the building. However, a faulty gas heater can leak CO2 or emit carbon monoxide. These poisonous gases are a danger to anyone who comes into contact with the toxic air. Regular services also decrease the chances of leaks which can lead to fires. A professional gas fitter is well versed in every aspect of gas appliances and will methodically run through a checklist of safety tests. Working with gas is something you need to leave to the professionals. There’s no way an unqualified owner or tradesman could effectively troubleshoot a gas heater.
Qualified gas fitters and technicians follow the recommended procedure of testing gas heaters. It’s an exhaustive process that takes professional training and can quickly determine the source of a dangerous leak. We recommend that you always check the credentials of anyone who works on your gas appliances. When working with potentially flammable or poisonous gases, you simply can’t afford to take chances.
Service Before Repair
We all want to avoid costs. That’s why many people choose to wait until they see apparent symptoms of a fault. But rather than worrying about what a gas heater service costs, it’s more relevant to look at what a service might save you in the long run.
Even if your gas heater appears to be working without any issues, we recommend you book it in for a system service. A regular service can prevent problems before they arise. Early detection will save you a lot of money by helping you avoid expensive gas heater repairs. Many people procrastinate about booking a service. Then they suffer the stress and discomfort of suddenly having no heating in the middle of a Melbourne winter. We can tell you from experience that significant repairs are far more expensive than the cost of a few annual services.
The same applies to minor repairs. If you have minor performance issues, it could indicate that your gas appliance is about to suffer a more serious problem. Years of gas fitting have taught us that basic tests can expose an issue while it’s still relatively minor. It’s far easier to keep your building warm this winter by booking a regular service than waiting until that dreaded day when your appliance breaks down.
Remember that a significant gas heater repair is not only costly in terms of cash. Waiting until a problem becomes extreme also put you and your family at risk of potentially hazardous gas leaks or fires.
Do You Need A Service?
We recommend everyone services their gas heater regularly, irrespective of whether or not there are symptoms of a problem. However, if you see any of the following signs, you should call a Licensed Plumber in Melbourne for a service immediately:
- Pilot light frequently going out
- Pilot light popping or banging when you light the heater
- Yellow, brown or red sooty flame
- Soot stains on or around the heater
- Heat damage showing on the heater or walls nearby the unit
- System is overheating
Why Twin Electrics & Plumbing
It’s essential that a professional, experienced engineer completes the service on your gas heater. Every system is different. To ensure that all issues are identified and fixed, you need to hire a reputable company with experience across a wide range of gas appliances. Twin Electrics & Plumbing has over forty years of experience and employs only fully trained staff who are always up to date with the latest gas technologies. We train our technicians according to the latest industry standards. Every one of our capable team is a dedicated member of our staff, fully qualified and insured. We’ll take your heater through its paces, completing every possible check.
We recommend that all gas heaters are regularly serviced and tested to ensure optimum performance.
What does a gas heater service cost?
Our comprehensive gas heater service includes a CO2 test and costs just $250.00 plus GST. It’s not a lot of money when you consider the cost of major repairs, the discomfort of having no working heater or the health risks of a gas leak. When asking what a gas heater service costs, it’s more practical to look at the costs of what may occur if you fail to get your heater checked regularly. $250 is a small price to pay for peace of mind and the safety of your family.
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