People are often afraid to use gas appliances but the honest truth is that once you start using gas, you won’t know how you lived without it for so long. Especially now, when load shedding is becoming a daily custom.
Gas is super convenient. It’s also very affordable compared to our electricity tariffs which keep increasing by rediculous amounts and readily available.
Regular maintenance is vital when it comes to gas, here’s why:
Ensure the safety of yourself and your loved ones
If a gas appliance becomes faulty, the outcome could be detrimental. Gas leaks might result in carbon monoxide poisoning.
Make it last longer
As with anything in life, if you look after it, it will last longer. It will cost you more to repair (or replace) when it breaks than simply maintaining it regularly.
If your gas appliance isn’t working at optimal capacity, it will use more gas, thus cost you more money. So, regular inspections and service will save you money in the long run.
Did you know that if you don’t maintain your gas appliances, if something should happen, your insurance won’t payout? Now you know.
When we say “regular” maintenance, it will purely depend on the type of appliances. For instance, some appliances will need annual inspection and maintenance, while others will only need it every two years.
If you haven’t had any maintenance done on your gas appliances, it might be time to book an appointment with ActionGas. Below are some tell-tale signs it might be time for an inspection.
- Yellow or brown buildup, also known as soot which can lead to a blockage
- Colour of your flame is yellow or red (and not blueish)
- Strong gas odour, which typically indicates a leak. (Please note that carbon monoxide poisoning is serious and can lead to death so if you suspect a leak, get in touch with a professional gas company right away.)
Play it safe. Schedule your gas installations and maintenance in Gauteng by getting in touch with the team at ActionGas right now.