The Importance of Regularly Servicing Your Gas Appliances
Like any item that you regularly use, it’s important to take care of your gas appliances. Regular maintenance and servicing will help ensure safety and improve performance and reliability. Most manufacturers recommend that gas appliances be serviced regularly by a qualified service person, such as a licensed gas fitter like Intagas.
Having your gas appliances in your Brisbane home inspected and cleaned periodically by one of our authorised service technicians will benefit performance, help ensure safe operation, minimise any potential downtime and extend the life of your appliances. Never attempt to fix a gas appliance on your own or allow an unqualified person to fix it for you. Here are some points to keep in mind regarding the servicing of your gas appliances.
Read the Owner’s Manual
Understanding the correct and safe operation of your gas appliances is important as improper use can result in safety hazards. If you don’t have the manual, most manufacturers have them available for downloading on their websites.
Recommended Service Intervals
Most manufacturers recommend that their gas appliances be serviced every one to two years. Always refer to your owner’s manual for the recommended schedule applicable to the make and model of your appliances.
Key warning signs that your gas appliance needs servicing are a yellow or red flame, a flame with a yellow burning tip, accumulation of yellow or brown soot around the appliance, pilot lights that frequently blow out or an acrid smell and eye irritation. The exceptions are gas fireplaces and gas log fires that are designed to have yellow flames.
The above signs could indicate incomplete combustion and could result in wasting gas or possibly generating carbon monoxide. The latter is a serious safety problem. If you observe any of these warning signs, schedule a service with Intagas as soon as possible.
Burners should be cleaned and check for proper operation. When blocked with dirt a burner can result in improper combustion, leading to soot build up inside the appliance.
Hoses and Connections
All hoses and connections should be inspected and tested for leaks. Hoses on portable exterior heaters should be carefully and frequently inspected as they can become damaged due to the elements or deteriorate with age. Bayonet connectors should also be examined for damaged. Have one of our gas fitters replace any fault hoses or connectors before use.
Part of regular service should include checking for correct gas pressure ad adjusting, as required. Excessive pressure can create a safety hazard.
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