Do you use a gas heater? Gas heaters can be deadly if not maintained properly. If gas heaters are faulty or poorly maintained they can leak carbon monoxide (CO). CO is a colourless, odourless and tasteless gas resulting from the incomplete combustion of hydrocarbon fuels. Carbon monoxide is a silent killer and spillage can be lethal. It can cause death or chronic illness. Carbon monoxide poisoning can happen in any home or building with gas heating appliances, including newer ones. Thus, dirty, old and neglected heaters operating in a sealed environment will increase the risk of carbon monoxide spillage. Hence, smaller, poorly ventilated dwellings are at an even greater risk.…
Major changes in the gas market have increased the running cost of gas heating appliances for Australians. The amount Australian households pay for gas is heavily influenced by the higher prices gas exporters can obtain from other countries. As a result, Australian households are paying more for gas.