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    Danger Signs & Symptoms of CO Poisoning

    Danger signs to look out for around gas and other fuel-burning appliances include: Sooting, yellow or brown staining on or around walls, ceiling or below the appliance. Excessive condensation in the room where the appliance is installed. Lazy yellow or orange coloured gas flame, rather than a sharp blue one Note: gas log fires have yellow flames for a decorative effect. Pilot lights that frequently blow out. Peeling paint above the appliance. Sooting flecks on the ground and underneath appliance. Read more at ESV. Symptoms of CO Poisoning In short, carbon monoxide causes mild effects that are often mistaken for the flu. Therefore, knowing what to look out for is…

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    Is it the Flu or Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?

    As temperatures plunge, the risk rises for a persistent winter health hazard: carbon monoxide poisoning. Health officials are warning that the early symptoms can be mistaken for the flu. A mix up that could prove deadly. If you would like to have your gas heater tested, please check out our fees here.  Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning sends several thousand people to emergency rooms each year. Read more at ESV here. CO is an invisible, odourless gas that can be emitted by appliances, including stoves, gas ranges and heaters. The fumes can build up to toxic levels without anyone in the home realizing it’s happening. Compounding the threat is that a…

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    Heating Your Home With A Gas Heater?

    In short, a gas heater can be the most deadly way to heat our homes if not maintained properly. These heaters can become dangerous, particularly in newer built homes or those that have been retrofitted to be better sealed and more energy efficient. Carbon Monoxide (CO) All gas heaters have the potential to spill or leak carbon monoxide (CO). This includes central gas heater units, space heaters, wall furnaces and decorative log fires. CO is a colourless, odourless and tasteless gas caused by incomplete combustion of hydrocarbon fuels. ESV and the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) recommend that all gas water heaters, space heaters and central gas heaters are checked at least…

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    Count On Our After Sales Maintenance

    When you buy a new air conditioning system, your best bet is to find one trusted vendor that can handle all your aircon needs for you. You want someone who can inspect your space and advise you on what the right solution is for you. Someone who can sell you the right unit and install it. A business who can be there to provide a split system or ducted aircon maintenance after you buy — just in case you need it.  At Rapid Cold Air Conditioning, we provide all these things and more. From initial talks to inspection and from purchase to installation, we are there. We also offer rapid…

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    Poor Airflow From Your Ducted Heating?

    A common complaint from our customers is poor or uneven airflow coming from the vents of their ducted heating. Before giving us a call there’s a few simple things you can check first to save you some cash.  First, make sure the return air grille of your ducted heating is free from any obstructions. Most customers that have their return air located in the hallway cupboard often forgetting to keep this area clear from clutter. In the past we have had customers place boxes, or linen over the return air obstructing the air flow. Ensure nothing is being stored or has fallen over blocking the vents. If you are unsure,…