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Service your gas heater regularly

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Winter has well and truly arrived with many of us using gas heaters to keep warm. Gas heating is generally a safe way to heat homes, but if not used properly it can spill carbon monoxide (CO) and become dangerous.

Flued Gas log space heaters

We’d like to draw attention firstly to four models of flued gas log space heaters Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) has highlighted as in danger of carbon monoxide poisoning. The alert includes Regency i31; Regency F38 and FG38, Nectre 2000, Real Flame Pyrotech, each failed safety tests.

If you have one of these models, read ESV’s Safety Alert for further details and to know what action to take.

All gas heaters

To all who use a gas heater, new or old, ESV recommend having it serviced at least once every two years by a qualified gasfitter, as any gas heater can spill CO.  If you rent or have recently moved into a property with gas heating, do check its service history and ensure the heater was maintained by a qualified gasfitter.

ESV provides additional tips to heating your home safely with gas.