When should you replace your gas heater?

By August 27, 2020No Comments

Do you find that even with your gas heater you still can’t get cosy? There’s a good chance your gas heater needs replacing or maintaining. In recent years, people have been losing their faith in gas heaters, thinking that electric is the way to go, but it actually depends where you’re living. In fact, gas hot water systems are typically known for lower running costs. However, no matter how good they are, they still need replacing at some point. Today we’re going to run you through some ways you can tell it’s time for a new gas heater.

Long heating time

The most obvious indicator of a gas heater needs replacing is increased heating times. Typically in Brisbane, we only find ourselves needing heaters a few months of the year, so it’s hard to remember how warm the. heater normally makes a room. However, it’s as simple as trusting your gut. If you feel you shouldn’t be so cold, and the heaters on, it’s probably not working properly. If that’s the case, you should get it checked out, otherwise, you’re wasting gas. 

Odd Smell

Although gas itself doesn’t smell, manufacturers odd a harmless chemical component to gas to make it smell. If you find you can detect a sulfuric scent, similar to egg or flatulence, that’s particularly noticeable around your heater, get your heater checked immediately! Inhaling gas is very dangerous and flammable. If you can, turn off the gas valve, and the device, to prevent any more gas escaping. 

Is your heater just old?

Another really simple way to know it’s time to get your gas heater change is by asking yourself, “when was it installed?” Or, “when was its last service.” If the answer to these questions is, “I don’t know,” or , “A long time,” they could probably use a change. So, call us, your local plumbing and gas specialists, and we’ll sort it out. We have over 25 years of experience, and we can solve any plumbing and gas problem.