Gas safety alert
Do you have a Vulcan Heritage or a Pyrox Heritage gas heater?
People with Vulcan Heritage or Pyrox Heritage gas heaters in their homes need to get them checked by a qualified gas fitter immediately. Laboratory tests show that under certain conditions the heaters produce too much carbon monoxide. Particularly if homes have poor ventilation and bathroom exhaust fans or kitchen rangehoods are used at the same time as the heater. This can result in carbon monoxide poisoning.
What do I do?
If you have one of these heaters, do not use it until it can be tested by a qualified gas fitter. In the meantime please use alternative sources of heating. DO NOT bring outdoor gas appliances inside such as a patio heater. This is dangerous and can also lead to carbon monoxide poisoning.
The manufacturer Climate Technologies will arrange for a test by a qualified gas fitter and provide a rebate of $150 towards the cost of the test. If the heater needs to be decommissioned, Climate Technologies will assist with the replacement cost.
Need to know more?
Phone Climate Technologies on (08) 9454 1056 for more information.
For general information on using gas appliances safely, visit www.dmirs.wa.gov.au/building-and-energy.
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