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16 Jul 18

CARBON MONOXIDE WARNING!

Each year Carbon Monoxide poisoning is responsible for the death and/or serious injury of Australians both inside and outside the home. 

Energy Safe Victoria is urging Victorians with either a Vulcan Heritage or a Pyrox Heritage gas heater in their home NOT TO USE THEM until they are serviced by a qualified gasfitter. 

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Vulcan Heater 

For people living in DHHS housing

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has a program in place to have all Vulcan Heritage gas space heaters or Pyrox Heritage gas space heater in their properties serviced.

Phone DHHS on 1800 148 426 for more information.

For private homes

Contact the manufacturer Climate Technologies to arrange for a service of the heater and assessment of the installation environment by a qualified gasfitter (to be appointed by Climate Technologies). Climate Technologies will provide a $150 rebate towards the cost.

If a problem is detected, Climate Technologies will discuss a range of options with you, including servicing or maintenance of the heater, or increasing ventilation. If the heater needs to be decommissioned, Climate Technologies will contribute to the cost.

Phone Climate Technologies on (03) 8795 2462 for more information.

 

For more details: https://www.esv.vic.gov.au/safety-alerts/gas-heritage-gas-heaters/

 

Further Reading:

Energy Australia

Safety Alert - Vulcan Heritage Gas Heaters

Carbon Monoxide -  Carbon monoxide: What you need to know as landlords and tenants

The Australian - Check Gas Heaters

State Specific Resources:

New South Wales

Victoria

South Australia

Tasmania

Western Australia

Queensland

QLD - Who is responsible for repairs?

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