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  • Have your gas heater serviced and tested by an appropriately trained and licensed gasfitter at least once every two years. 
  • When using a gas heater, be aware of how to use it safely. Always follow the operating instructions on the appliance or in the manual.
  • Health problems that seem to be worse or only occur when the heating is on may be caused by carbon monoxide from a faulty gas heater. Be aware of the symptoms of carbon monoxide and seek medical attention if necessary.
  • If you have an old open-flued gas heater, consider safe alternative heating or replacing with a room-sealed gas heater or split system at the next opportunity.
  • Consider buying an audible carbon monoxide alarm that meets EU or US standards.

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Reviewed on: 17-07-2018