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Appliance & Equipment Defects, Maintenance & Efficiency

Follow “how to use” Instructions

Users of appliances need to know how to use the appliance. All appliances are required to have “how to use” instructions when sold. Make sure you have the instructions and read them before use.

Appliance Maintenance

Gas appliances, after installation, become part of the house and tend to be neglected and forgotten until something goes wrong or they stop working as they should. Like other machines, gas appliances become inefficient, unreliable and may even pose a safety hazard if not serviced regularly.

To maintain their safe use and condition, appliances require regular servicing by trained competent servicing agents/licensed gas fitters. Common problems where appliances are not regularly serviced are:

  • Air filters, air ways, fans and burners can become blocked by lint and dust, leading to overheating and burner problems which can produce carbon monoxide.
  • Safety controls can wear out and fail.

Always follow the manufacturer’s service plan and note the date of service on the service sticker.

Generally, it is recommended that appliances are serviced at least every two years. If the appliance is more than 10 years old, they should be serviced annually. Any appliance or equipment defects must be rectified by a competent tradesperson. Regular service checks are necessary as a safety-precaution to give you peace of mind that your appliance is in peak working condition.