Speak to your plumber about how gas heating can warm your home
As we settle into autumn, there’s an undeniable chill in the air first thing in the morning and once the sun sets at night. And with winter around the corner, now is the time to take a look at your home’s heating. For many homes, gas heating can be an efficient and cost-effective way to increase your comfort over the colder months.
Is gas heating a good choice for your home?
Gas heating is a great choice for many homes. It can effectively and quickly warm a large space quickly, so it’s an excellent heating option for modern open-plan living.
About 90% of the energy content of the gas is converted to heat, and many gas heaters have six-star efficiency. Gas heating can keep your home warm and cosy on the inside, no matter how cold it gets outside. Gas heating is available as ducted systems, flued heating and unflued heating, with the right choice for your home depending on your property and lifestyle.
As with any type of heating, it’s important to choose the right size gas heater for the room you need to heat. This is especially vital if you are using an unflued gas heater, as if the heater is too large for the room it will release more emissions than will be safe. Unflued gas heaters should also never be used in bedrooms or bathrooms.
How to maintain your gas heating
Some basic maintenance checks are a good idea for all gas appliances, including heating. Make sure that your gas flame is blue and quick, not yellow and lazy.
If you notice a smell of rotten eggs, you might have a gas leak which will need to be checked and repaired by a licensed gas fitter. Don’t panic, most homes will have adequate ventilation for this not to be a problem, but it will need to be checked as soon as possible. Should you smell gas, turn off the appliance that you think might be leaking and call your gas plumber to arrange repairs.
Most modern gas heaters have safety features including oxygen depletion sensors if the oxygen level in the room gets too low, flame failure protection in case the flame goes out, and a tilt switch in case the heater gets tipped over.
An annual check by a gas plumber each year of your gas appliances and pipework is a good addition to your home’s maintenance schedule.
Jahli Plumbing is here to help you
Jahli Plumbing are fully licensed gas fitters. We can help you install a new connection point for a gas heater, or provide safety checks to ensure your gas pipes are in good condition. Call us on 0406 008 985 to get help with effectively and safely keeping your home warm with gas this winter.