If you have a gas heating system in your home, it’s important to properly maintain it each year. A gas heating system is a major investment, and if you take care of it, it will last for many years. Landmark Air Canberra is here to provide you with the ultimate guide to gas heating maintenance!
Landmark Air Canberra covers annual tune-ups, cleaning and inspecting the equipment, and more. So whether you’re a new homeowner or using a gas heating system for years, be sure to read our guide!
Landmark Air Canberra offers complete gas heating maintenance services to keep your system running smoothly. Our gas heating experts are highly trained and experienced in servicing all gas heating systems.
The Ultimate Guide to Gas Heating Maintenance
When it comes to house heating, gas is an excellent low-cost option.
And when it comes to gas safety, we all know we can’t afford to be complacent. How often should you have them checked out when it comes to your gas heating systems?
As a gas safety advocate, we’re here to help you put your best foot forward.
Is it time for a tune-up?
No matter how well-maintained your appliance appears, it should be serviced by a qualified, registered service agent every two years, such as a licensed gas fitter who has been endorsed for gas appliance servicing.
Like all other home appliances, gas forced air furnaces to have a limited lifespan of about 15 years if properly maintained.
Because of this, it’s important to have a professional inspect your home regularly to catch any signs of degradation before they become an issue.
Ask your service representative if they have taken care of the following when performing the check-up:
- burner & gas pressure;
- heat exchanger;
- air filters;
- any hoses.
They should also perform a carbon monoxide test, which is extremely critical.
The heat exchanger of a natural gas furnace is one of the most common places where carbon monoxide leaks can occur. Thus your service agent must inspect the heat exchanger for any signs of decline and treat them as soon as possible.
Learn about your system.
Between maintenance, there are a few things you can do yourself to keep it functioning smoothly, catch any problems early, and potentially even prolong its life span,
The best approach to avoid overheating is to check your manual first, then vacuum the central heating system’s ducts if you can reach them easily.
Look for any symptoms of building lint in your air filters and fans and in your flue, which should be checked for any obvious damage like fractures, punctures or corrosion; likewise, look for any signs of degradation in any visible pipes.
Please remember that regular health checks do not substitute professional service requirements.
Keep an eye out at all times.
Make an appointment with your gasfitter right away if any of the following symptoms appear.
- Accumulations of soot around the heater; a yellow, crimson, or sooty flame (unless it’s deliberate for aesthetics, like a gas log fire).
- Any symptoms of heat damage, such as discoloured walls or heater panels, or if the wall becomes hot to the touch while the appliance is on; an offensive smell or eye discomfort; a pilot light that frequently blows out or “pops” when ignited;
- If you smell gas, immediately get to a safe place and call your technician.
- The gas metre can be turned off if it’s safe to do so, but you should only open your doors and windows if the leak is inside.
If you’re looking for complete gas heating maintenance services, contact Landmark Air Canberra today. We offer a wide range of services to meet your needs, and our experts are highly trained and experienced in servicing all types of gas heating systems.
Call us at (02) 6189 2972 or visit our website.