Many people are afraid of using gas appliances. But the truth is, once you go gas, you’ll never go back. Gas is convenient, quick and affordable. But as with any other appliance, you’ll get the most out of it if you maintain it on a regular basis. Here’s what you should know about the maintenance of your gas appliances.
Reasons for Regular Maintenance
- For the safety of your family. Faulty gas appliances can be dangerous. If your gas appliance has a leak, it can result in carbon monoxide poisoning.
- To run more efficiently. If you regularly service your gas appliances it will work at optimal capacity, using less gas and saving you money.
- To decrease the chances of repair costs. If you use your gas appliance until it breaks, it will cost you more to repair or replace it than a service would have cost.
- To maintain warranties and insurance. Many insurance companies will not pay out if you can’t prove regular maintenance on your gas appliances.
How Often Should Maintenance Be Performed
It depends on your appliance but typically maintenance is done on an annual basis or at least every two years.
Warning Signs to Look out For
If you’re experiencing one of the following, you know it’s time to get a professional in for maintenance:
- If your flame colour is red or yellow unless it’s designed to be that way.
- Soot (brown or yellow grime) buildup which can lead to blockage.
- An unpleasant odour will indicate a leak since natural gas and LPG gas is typically odourless. Carbon monoxide poisoning can be fatal so if you detect a smell, call professional gas installers Johannesburg straight away.
If you need to schedule maintenance for your gas appliances, get in touch with Action Gas today.