Gas And Associated Services
Create comfort throughout your home by installing a cooling system that meets your needs.
Here at Gas Associated Services we are comitted to providing you, our clients the best quality of appliance, installation and cost for your needs.
With a team of qualified engineers you can be assured of great customer care, timely install of your new appliance and great servicing and repairs on existing units.
What we provide
Reverse Cycle (providing cool air and warmth throughout your home in one system)
Portable Air Conditioners
What is Gas Heating ?
A gas heater is any heater that burns either natural gas or LPG in order to heat an area of the home. They are popular as they produce large amounts of heat and they are more energy efficient and cheaper to run than electric heating options. There are different types of gas heaters to choose from, but all are flued or unflued. A flued gas heater is one that vents the emissions created to the outside of the home. An unflued gas heater does not have this vent and thus releases the emissions into the room. Unflued gas heaters have very strict emissions requirements but they should not be used in small rooms or rooms with bad ventilation such as the bathroom or bedrooms. There are also different types of gas heaters.
Some of the most common include:
Gas ducted heating
Convective space heaters
Radiant space heaters
Gas log fires
How To Use A Gas Heater Safely:
Always follow the operating instructions on the appliance or in the manual if you have one.
You Should Always:
Have plenty of ventilation – never seal up doorways, windows or vents. Ventilation is very important as it allows fresh air to come in and fumes to go out.
Prevent young children and elderly people from touching very hot surfaces. The normal dress guard only protects against accidental clothing contact.
Be careful when drying clothes inside – keep all flammable materials at least one metre away from the heater.
You Should NEVER:
Use an unflued gas heater in a bathroom, bedroom or caravan. Toxic gases may cause serious health problems in these situations
Use or store solvents, aerosols or pressure pack cans near a gas heater – even if the heater is turned off, the pilot light may still be on
Dispose of rubbish such as tissues, cotton buds or other things in a gas fire – this can affect combustion and produce dangerous pollutants
Use an outdoor appliance inside (this includes barbeques and patio heaters).
If you service your heater regularly and use it correctly, it should be safe and economical to use.
Repairs | Service | Installation | About Hot Water:
An average household can use around 25 per cent of its total energy on heating water, so it's important to use an efficient system that suits your needs. Reducing the amount of hot water you use and using a more efficient hot water system are great ways to reduce your energy costs and your impact on the environment.
A gas hot water system can provide a low-emission alternative to an electric hot water system, depending on your circumstances.
Reduce your energy bills and use
Less greenhouse gas emissions compared with electric storage hot water heaters—25 to 33 per cent less
Lower upfront costs than solar or heat pump hot water systems
Gas Hot Water Systems:
Gas hot water systems burn either natural gas (also called mains gas) delivered via a piped network, or LPG (liquefied petroleum gas), which is usually bottled. They can be a good solution depending on your circumstances—for example, if you live in an area with limited sunlight for a solar hot water system or if a heat pump hot water system is not suitable.
Gas hot water systems generally produce far less greenhouse gases than electric water heaters—around 25 to 33 per cent less. They generally also have lower upfront costs than solar or heat pump hot water systems. However, if you don't have natural gas connected to your home you will need to get a mains gas connection or use bottled gas (LPG). Depending on how much hot water you use, LPG may be more expensive to run than natural gas.
There are two main types of hot water systems:
Instantaneous systems (or continuous flow systems) only heat water when it's needed and don't use a storage tank.
Storage water heaters heat and store water in an insulated tank for use when it is needed.
In an instantaneous system (or continuous flow system) there is no storage tank and the water is heated as required. They don't have heat losses from a tank.
The water is heated by a gas burner as it flows through a coiled pipe called a heat exchanger. The gas burner starts when a hot water tap is turned on. It only heats the amount of water that is required instead of continuously heating a full tank.
Storage Heaters (Note - these are less fashionable; mostly being fased out due to their unefficiency):
Storage heaters use a gas burner located under the storage tank to heat the water. They usually have a pilot flame that burns continuously and lights the main burner when it's needed. Storage systems lose heat through the walls of the tank so they need to burn gas regularly to keep the water at the desired temperature. These losses can be a significant proportion of your hot water energy use. Well-insulated tanks will have lower storage losses.
Systems installed indoors need a flue that leads outside to vent exhaust gas.
Gas Services We Provide
Gas leaks and safety checks
Gas kitchen appliance installation, replacement, servicing and repairs
Gas log fire and decorative heaters installation, repairs and replacement
Gas main upgrades and installations
LPG and natural gas conversions
BBQ installations and conversions
New gas connections
Carbon monoxide testing
Gas heaters need to be professionally installed and properly looked after by a qualified and registered service agent, or gas heating specialist. An unsafe heater can cause a house fire or pollute your home with dangerous fumes. If you have your heater regularly serviced and use it correctly, it should be safe and economical to use.
Immediately if there is any sign of trouble
Every year before the winter heating season hits (check what is recommended in the appliance manufacturer’s instructions).
Beyond regularly having the heater serviced by a service agent, limited cleaning of the heater can be done by the owner to reduce odours or fumes, including vacuuming out any duct registers as necessary (the register is the central heating duct opening in each room, which can be seen when the cover grill is lifted).
Leave the cleaning of filters and fans on gas heaters to licensed gasfitters.
Professional servicing, including inspection of the flue or chimney, is recommended. You should get your heater serviced:
Old Hot Water System
The same as with gas heaters, some cannot be repaired for safety reasons and, sometimes, spare parts are not available for older heaters. If your heater is very old (around 15 to 20 years), it may not be possible or worthwhile for your service engineer to repair it.
Here at Gas Associated Services we are committed to customer care, we can assure you that your needs will be met and if any appliance cannot be repaired, you will never be left without hot water or heating for long.
There is nothing more frustrating than going to use a home appliance and finding it not working. This also relates to hot water and heating within your home.
Gas Associated Services has been repairing hot water and heating for over 30 years and is experienced in all the available brands.
Our service engineers are fully qualified to run diagnostic tests to ascertain the fault. We carry most common parts on board but, if the fault cannot be rectified on the first call we source and obtain the parts required as quickly as possible, never leaving our customers long without a working appliance.