Maintenance of Appliances
The three most commonly-used appliances are boilers, warm air furnaces and hot water heaters. Some maintenance can be carried out yourself, while other situations will require the hands of a qualified technician. If you’re unsure, don’t try to be a hero and fix the water heater on your own. Call a professional because it’s better to be safe than so badly injured that you can’t take that vacation.
General maintenance tips:
- Natural gas flames should appear blue. Do not use any appliance in which the flame is yellow or orange – unless it is a fireplace.
- Ensure that nothing is blocking your appliance’s outside ventilation restricting the air intake of the exhaust vents.
- The connection of your exterior natural gas installations should be clear of any snow or ice. To avoid accumulation, check your connections, meters, air intake and exhaust pipes frequently to make sure they remain accessible. Blocked exterior installations can lead to poor performance of your appliances as the natural gas supply to your home won’t be able to flow properly.
- Have an expert inspect your natural gas appliances yearly. They know what to look for when it comes to blemishes and problems.
How to Find a Natural Gas Contractor
Finding a licensed and reliable Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) contractor is important for your home, safety and comfort. You may have questions about this process, and it just so happens that we have the answers. You can now take the investigation work out and choose one of Enbridge’s Authorized contractors.
For the grill masters:
Everybody loves a good get together with great food. If you are the barbecue master remember that it is dangerous to use the appliance indoors, even if it’s in the garage with the door open. Barbecues that run on natural gas contain shut off valves that need to be turned off after each use. This prevents leakage and is very important for your safety.