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How Often Should Gas Heaters Be Serviced?

Ideal Air Melbourne cannot emphasise enough the importance of regular servicing of your gas heating equipment. Having your gas heating appliances professionally checked every 12 months is an essential part of preparing for winter in Melbourne. An annual service includes gas-ducted and wall heaters, as well as gas log fires.

Why is this so Important?

According to Energy Safe Victoria, faulty and poorly maintained gas heaters can leak carbon monoxide, which can cause chronic illness or death if fumes are inhaled. Leaks can happen in any building with gas heating appliances – even newer ones.

The following points are highlighted by Energy Safe Victoria and are worth considering if you have gas appliances in your home:

  • If you have a gas heater in your home, then you’re at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning
  • You can’t see or smell it
  • Carbon monoxide (CO) can be produced by faulty, un-serviced gas heaters but is easy to avoid
  • The symptoms are often mistaken for the flu and include headaches, dizziness or nausea
  • All gas heaters should be serviced at least every two years to reduce the risk
  • Benefits of Gas Heating Maintenance

    As we move closer to Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week (27th April – 3rd May), now’s the perfect time to get your gas heater serviced. Regular maintenance also has the following benefits:

  • Helps to keep the system running efficiently, saving you money
  • Minimises the chance of a major breakdown
  • Helps to extend the service life of your investment
  • Minimises the inconvenience and discomfort caused by unexpected equipment failures.
  • For a full list of tasks carried out during the services we provide please see the Frequently Asked Questions at Ideal Air Melbourne, or call (03) 8548 1291.


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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



    Repairs, Service & Installations to all major heating and cooling systems