Winter Heater Operational Tips

With winter just around the corner, it is important that your check your heater before your use it! Fallon Solutions recommend you follow the safety tips below to keep your family safe and warm this winter.

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Tips on using your heater this winter

  • Carry out a visual inspection for any worn cords or melted plugs and have your equipment repaired by an authorised agent before your use it.
  • Make sure the heater is well ventilated not against walls or curtains when in operation
  • Never leave a portable heater unattended – especially if you have children. Always turn off the heater if you are going to sleep or leaving the house.
  • A natural gas flame burns blue, a yellow flame can be a sign that it needs maintenance. (note some decorative gas heaters are designed to be yellow – if in doubt contact Fallon Solutions gas fitters)
  • If you smell gas turn off the appliance immediately and contact your gas supplier.
  • Do not use outdoor patio heaters indoors. They require adequate ventilation.
  • Ensure your gas appliances are run and maintained according to the manufacturer’s service schedule.