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Gas Heater Maintenance and Carbon Monoxide Testing

Servicing your gas heating is vitally important for protecting your family’s health and well-being in the colder months.

With summer at an end and long, chilly nights just around the corner, now is the time to check in with your home’s gas heating system.

Having your gas heater serviced annually will not only ensure that your system is in top working condition before winter hits; it significantly reduces the risk of carbon monoxide exposure.

How can gas heating affect my health?

With 82 per cent of households in Victoria using mains gas as a domestic energy source, it’s vital that Victorians understand the risks and take proper precautions. Faulty gas appliances have the potential to leak carbon monoxide (CO), which can be life threatening if inhaled.

Carbon Monoxide is an odourless, tasteless, invisible gas that has the potential to cause significant health problems even at very low atmospheric concentrations. Children, the elderly and people with existing health conditions are more likely to experience the severe effects from CO poisoning at lower concentrations.

Sadly, each year there are deaths from CO poisoning in Australia. In light of this sobering fact, Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week (April 29 to May 5, 2019) is held each year to raise awareness of the serious risk presented by inadequately maintained and monitored gas appliances.

This initiative is an important reminder to get on top of your annual gas heater servicing ahead of winter. Prolonged exposure time even at lower concentrations of CO are increasingly harmful.

How can I minimise the risk?

Energy Safe Victoria urges those with any form of gas system installed in their homes to understand the risks and warning signs of carbon monoxide poisoning, and have a qualified professional check for carbon monoxide leaks at least every two years in addition to regular servicing. This applies to all gas heating systems, including space heaters, central heating and wall furnaces (as well as other household appliances that run on gas, such as stoves and hot water systems).

How do I arrange a CO check?

Don’t put it off – contact Ideal Air now to book your annual gas heating service and check up. To help you prepare for a safe and comfortable winter,

Ideal Air is offering an exclusive 10% off pre-booked gas heating check ups for appointments scheduled for April. 

Melbourne homes can rely on us to assist with all their climate control needs. Get in touch by calling us on (03) 8582 3031 or use our easy booking form.


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With so many years of experience fixing and repairing air conditioning systems, you can trust Ideal Air for the best results.

We can professionally maintain all brands and types of air conditioning, heating and cooling systems including:

  • Ducted Reverse CycleDucted Reverse Cycle
  • Split SystemsSplit Systems
  • Central Air ConditioningCentral Air Conditioning
  • Reverse Cycle Ducted SystemsReverse Cycle Ducted Systems
  • Reverse Cycle Multi Split SystemsReverse Cycle Multi Split Systems
  • Room Air ConditionersRoom Air Conditioners
  • Ducted Gas HeatersDucted Gas Heaters
  • Evaporative Cooling SystemsEvaporative Cooling Systems


Cooling Services

Should I Get My System Serviced Regularly?

Service and maintenance is very important! Like your car, Air Conditioners and heaters need regular service and maintenance to improve your chances of efficient and effective operation.

Maintenance will drastically reduce the chance of a break down and will also prolong the life of your investment.

By getting a service you will also be reducing your energy consumption which in turn save you money in the long run.

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Cooling Repairs

The following list is a very short brief of some of the things we provide while servicing your equipment. We do perform other important checks and address issues as we find them.

  • Retighten all flare nuts to eliminate any potential gas leaks
  • Go over all electrical connections and retention them
  • Test current draw of electrical components
  • Go over all of the duct work to make sure there are no air leaks
  • Check correct airflow throughout the system

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Ducted Heating

  • Ducted gas heating units need to be regularly maintained and serviced by professionals, to ensure its safe operation and optimal performance.
  • Poorly serviced heaters can cost hundreds in unnecessary repairs, and can be a danger to you and your family.
  • Carbon monoxide leaks are commonly caused by unvented gas in gas heating systems.
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  • We have been providing professional servicing and repairs from more than 10 year in .
  • We pride ourselves on a fast response time and dedication to excellence, efficiency and reliability.
  • It is recommended that all heating and cooling systems be serviced every winter, when they are in greater use.
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Repairs, Service & Installations to all major heating and cooling systems