Why Is It Important To Service Your Gas Heater?

Gas heaters are a popular choice for providing warmth and comfort in many households and commercial spaces. However, like any other appliance, they require regular servicing to ensure optimal performance, efficiency, and most importantly, safety. Essential tips for servicing gas heaters, help you maintain a comfortable and safe environment for yourself and your loved ones.

It is important to have your gas heater serviced by a qualified technician annually. They can inspect and clean the unit, identify potential issues, and perform necessary repairs to keep it operating smoothly.

Gas Heaters Servicing & Inspection

It is important to have your gas heater serviced by a qualified technician annually. During the inspection, they will check the below:

  1. Inspect and clean the unit, identify any potential issues, and perform necessary repairs to keep it operating smoothly. Checking the hoses, connections, valves and fittings for signs of damage.
  2. Air filters in gas heaters are designed to trap dust, debris, and other particles, ensuring clean air circulation. Over time, these filters can become clogged, reducing the heater’s efficiency and potentially causing malfunctions. During servicing, the technician will clean or replace the air filters as needed. Regular filter maintenance can prolong the lifespan of your gas heater and improve indoor air quality.
  3. The burner and heat exchanger are critical components of a gas heater. Over time, they can accumulate dirt, soot, and other deposits, hindering their performance. During the servicing process, the technician will inspect these parts, removing any build-up and ensuring they are clean and free from blockages. A clean burner and heat exchanger enhance combustion efficiency and prevent potential hazards.
  4. Gas heaters are equipped with various safety controls to prevent accidents and ensure safe operation. During servicing, the technician will test these controls, including the pressure relief valve, limit switch, and flame sensor. Testing these safety mechanisms verifies their functionality and guarantees that the heater shuts off properly in case of emergencies.


Signs & Indications for Gas Heater Maintenance

If you notice any of the following signs, you should give your gasfitter a call right away:

  1. A yellow, red or sooty flame (unless it’s intentional for appearances, like a gas log fire).
  2. Accumulation of soot around the heater.
  3. A pilot light that blows out frequently or ‘pops’ while being lit.
  4. Any signs of heat damage like discoloured walls or heater panels, or if the wall turns hot to touch while the appliance is on.
  5. An acrid smell or eye irritation.


Professional Technicians Servicing Gas Heaters

Servicing gas heaters is not just a routine maintenance task; it is vital for both comfort and safety. Regular servicing ensures optimal performance, extends the lifespan of the heater, and minimizes the risk of gas leaks or other hazardous situations. By following the essential tips mentioned and relying on professional technicians, you can enjoy a cosy and safe environment throughout the colder months.

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