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Carbon Monoxide Testing

What is Carbon Monoxide?

Carbon monoxide is a dangerous and sometimes deadly gas:
  • It is colourless and has no smell
  • It is a byproduct of the burning process in gas appliances.
  • With a properly flued heater or secure ventilation and fittings in any gas appliance, normally you won’t have to worry about carbon monoxide.
Carbon Monoxide Molecule

Why should I be concerned?

Carbon Monoxide Warning Sign
    • Carbon monoxide is poisionous.
    • Carbon monoxide poisoning is hard to detect and difficult to diagnose. This is because the symptoms are often described as flu like, or are blamed on a cold.
    • The most common signs and symptoms of CO poisoning include:
      • Dull headache
      • Weakness
      • Dizziness
      • Nausea or vomiting
      • Shortness of breath
      • Confusion
      • Blurred vision
      • Loss of consciousness
In the absolute worst case scenarios prolonged or high level exposure will lead to death.

Carbon Monoxide Obligations

Vic Health Recommends that:
“All types of gas heaters, including central heating units, space heaters, wall units and gas log fires, should be serviced a minimum of every two years by a licensed gasfitter”.

Consumer Affairs Vic mandates that:
“Rental providers who enter into a new agreement after 29 March 2021, or have a fixed term agreement of more than five years which rolls over into a periodic tenancy after 29 March 2021 must have gas safety checks conducted every two years,”

How we can help?

Gas heating appliances, just like your car, needs regular servicing. Rosanna Heating and Cooling staff will service your gas heater to ensure that it is working as effciently as possible and test for carbon monoxide emissions to ensure that you, your family, friends and tenants are free from the effects of carbon monoxide.