Stay warm and safe this winter – check your heater

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

With shorter days and cooler nights, it's time to turn on the heater. It's also time to make sure it's safe.

Poorly maintained gas heaters can omit potentially deadly carbon monoxide gas and unlike the smell of scorched summer dust on radiator bars, it's odourless and colourless.

"Carbon monoxide poisoning or the 'silent killer' can be caused by a lack of servicing or a blocked flue or chimney" said Joseph Genco, the Victorian Building Authority's (VBA) Director of Technical and Regulation.

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