It is important to make sure your ducted gas heating system or space heater functions without a glitch. Even a minor fault or leakage can turn into a major issue quickly and wreak havoc on your property. Therefore, to avoid any accidents due to a poorly functioning gas heating system, getting necessary repairs done is the right thing to do. Craig’s Gas and Plumbing provides professional gas heater repairs in Melbourne, covering most makes and models. Whether it’s a leakage in the duct or a faulty component, we can fix the issue to get your heating appliance working in no time.
Why is it advisable to get your heating system repaired when issues first arise?
Most of the time, a faulty gas heater continues to function, at a reduced efficiency, and the user may not notice. However, overlooking the problem will only make it worse and burden you with more expensive repairs in the near future. Further, the carbon monoxide emission level may spike considerably and cause health hazards. Therefore, it is essential to get your heating system repaired before it’s too late. A team of expert plumbers is just one phone call away.
Carbon monoxide is a colourless, odourless gas that when inhaled prevents the blood from carrying oxygen and prevents the tissues from using oxygen effectively. Small amounts are not usually harmful, but poisoning occurs if levels of carbon monoxide in the blood become too high. Carbon monoxide disappears from the blood after several hours.
Smoke from fires commonly contains carbon monoxide, particularly when combustion of fuels is incomplete. If improperly vented, automobiles, furnaces, hot water heaters, gas heaters, kerosene heaters, and stoves (including wood stoves and stoves with charcoal briquettes) can cause carbon monoxide poisoning. Inhaling tobacco smoke produces carbon monoxide in the blood, but usually not enough to result in symptoms of poisoning.
To prevent poisoning indoor sources of combustion such as gas space heaters and wood stoves require proper installation and ventilation. If such ventilation is impractical, an open window can limit carbon monoxide accumulation by allowing it to escape from the building. Exhaust pipes attached to furnaces and other heating appliances need periodic inspections for cracks and leaks. Chemical detectors are available for the home that can sense carbon monoxide in the air and sound alarms when it is present. If carbon monoxide is suspected in a home, windows should be opened, and the home should be evacuated and evaluated for the source of the carbon monoxide. Constant monitoring with such detectors can identify carbon monoxide before poisoning develops. Like smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors are recommended for all homes.
For mild poisoning, fresh air may be all that is needed. To treat more severe poisoning, high concentrations of oxygen are given, usually through a face mask. Oxygen hastens the disappearance of carbon monoxide from the blood and relieves symptoms. The value of high-pressure oxygen treatment (in a hyperbaric chamber) remains uncertain.
For the most reliable gas ducted heating or space heater repairs in Melbourne, along with an assurance of quality and long-term reliability, contact Craig’s Gas and Plumbing today. When you want your gas ducted heating system or space heater repaired or serviced and you want it done right the first time, our gas plumbers can usually attend within 24 hours.
An efficient heating system makes your home more comfortable during our cold Melbourne weather. When you employ Craig’s Gas and Plumbing, you are assured of quality and timely repairs so that you have a warm, cozy place to relax at home or work.
Our plumbers are fully insured and trained on various aspects of gas heater repairs in Melbourne. Call now to book an appointment.