Frequently Asked Questions About Gas Heaters

Do gas heaters need to be serviced
Yes. All types of portable gas heaters (Natural Gas and LPG) should be serviced regularly by a qualified licensed gasfitter and should be tested for carbon monoxide spillage and gas leaks. Regular servicing of your gas heater enables it to operate efficiently and consistently. Never attempt to service your heater yourself. We are certified heater repairers and provide warranty on all the work we do.
Are indoor gas heaters safe?
Indoor gas heaters (natural gas and LPG) are very safe when used, maintained and serviced regularly.  The NSW Department of Health states that portable gas heaters produce heat through burning gas fuel and that when the gas fuel is burnt, air pollutants and water vapour are produced and released into the home. As a result an unflued gas heater has the potential to cause indoor air pollution in your home that may in turn affect your health.
Can you put a gas heater in a bedroom?
NEVER use any unflued gas heater in your bedroom, bathroom or inside a caravan. Toxic gases such as carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide can be harmful to your health.
What is carbon monoxide?
Carbon monoxide is colorless, odorless, tasteless and non-irritating poison that is highly toxic. It can cause harmful health effects by reducing the amount of oxygen reaching the body’s organs and tissues and can cause permanent brain and organ damage. At high extremely high levels, carbon monoxide can lead to death (carbon monoxide poisoning). Carbon monoxide poisons more people than all other poisons combined.
Do gas heaters produce carbon monoxide?
When properly maintained and regularly serviced, gas heaters produce only low amounts of carbon monoxide.
How do I know if my heater is leaking gas?
One of the most notable signs if your heater is leaking gas is if you smell it coming from your air vents. If you notice the smell of gas, shut off and disconnect your heater and open all the windows and doors in your home and call us on 1300 35 10 10.
What is a flued and unflued gas heater?
Gas heaters burn gas to produce heat called combustion which will make pollutants (carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide) and water vapour. A flued gas heater has a flue or chimney to carry the combustion pollutants and water vapour to the air outside the home. An unflued gas heater has no flue and releases the combustion pollutants and water vapour directly into the room. When your unflued gas heaters are used correctly and are well maintained, they only make very small amounts of these pollutants.
Can I use LPG in a natural gas heater?
NO. LPG (propane) and natural gas (methane) have different amounts of oxygen requirements in order to burn properly. At Gas Heater Specialist we are certified to convert your heater from LPG to natural gas or vice versa. 
Can you convert a LPG heater to natural gas or vice versa?

LPG (propane) and natural gas (methane) heaters operate at different gas pressure and require different gas to oxygen ratios therefore, the orifices (jets), valves and regulators will need to be changed (converted) to meet your needs.