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Keep your home safe with our licensed gas fitters

Are you concerned about dangerous and deadly outcomes from a carbon monoxide leak in your home? Don't be. Jim's Air Conditioning has licensed gas fitters who will test your CO levels and provide prompt repairs.

The Importance of Carbon Monoxide Testing

If you have gas heating, or gas appliances, you should be aware of the risks posed by carbon monoxide (CO). Typically this is something you won't have to worry about, however, there's always a chance that carbon monoxide spillage could harm you and your family.

Carbon monoxide is a natural byproduct of the burning process in gas heaters, including gas log fires and gas ducted heaters. Inbuilt heaters are flued, ensuring that CO is safely vented out of a home. So it's very rare for a CO leak to occur.

Unfortunately, if the flue or gas heater is damaged, you could be at risk of a gas or carbon monoxide leak. And if your room has poor ventilation you could be caught off guard in a harmful environment.

That's where Jim's Air Conditioning will step in. We have fully qualified gas fitters available for carbon monoxide testing and gas leak detection. Our emergency services also include gas fitting repairs on pipework, flues and heaters.

We're available 24/7 with no additional after hours fees for emergency callouts. If you want to know more, or need urgent testing and leak detection, contact Jim's Air Conditioning now.

What is Carbon Monoxide?

Carbon monoxide is a gas byproduct created during the fuel burning process. It's created outside in campfires, and inside from gas space heaters, gas log fires and even gas hot water systems.

As long as there is incomplete combustion of fuel there will be CO. This is why all gas heaters and fires require a flue for venting harmful chemicals and smoke.

However, any damage can lead to leaking gases and potentially carbon monoxide poisoning. The greatest risk involved is how easily CO can go undetected. It's odourless, unlike natural gas. Sometimes you won't realise there is a leak until it's too late.

That can make CO and gas safety in the home a challenge. If not for a carbon monoxide test or negative pressure test, you could be exposed to harmful chemicals.

How Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Impacts Your Health

Carbon monoxide spillage results in excess CO levels in the air. As a result, it's breathed in. Once inside the lungs, it passes into the bloodstream and vigorously binds to haemoglobin which transport oxygen.

Prolonged exposure means your body can’t carry oxygen as efficiently. What may start as a headache or dizziness could quickly turn serious if your body does not have a stable oxygen supply.

Additionally, there are several other warning signs of carbon monoxide poisoning you should look out for. The health impact will feel more serious than just flu-like symptoms as many websites claim. Side effects of carbon monoxide poisoning can include:

  • Headaches
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of consciousness or fainting
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Lethargy or fatigue
  • Confusion or difficulty thinking

If the symptoms are widespread across a household there is a strong chance of a CO leak. Keep an eye on whether you feel better outside or away from home, too. Contact your GP if symptoms persist, as high concentration and prolonged exposure can lead to death.

Other Signs of a Carbon Monoxide Leak

In addition to health side effects your heater will likely show signs of damage, wear and tear. That’s why routine maintenance is crucial for home safety.

In case you haven't had a recent heater service, there are a few things you can look out, including:

  • A flickering or weakened pilot light
  • Flames which are orange or yellow instead of blue
  • External damage to the heater, including rust
  • Soot in and among the fireplace, or around the heater
  • Moisture or condensation on windows or walls around the gas appliance
  • Damage to a chimney or flue

Thankfully, serious outcomes are preventable. Routine maintenance of a gas heater will keep you safe and sound. You can rest assured that your heating is operating properly and has been tested thoroughly.

Just contact Jim's Air Conditioning for reliable carbon monoxide detection.

CO Leak Detection Services

When you book a leak detection service with Jim's Air Conditioning, our technicians will use the latest technology. This includes a test for negative pressure and and potentially also testing the domestic consumer gas mains.

We will also assess the flue and ventilation for soundness. Additional ventilation such as exhaust fans and nearby windows and doors will be looked at to determine if they are influencing a leak.

Additional servicing of heating appliances will be provided to ensure you have long lasting security. Meanwhile, if your old heater needs to be upgraded and replaced, Jim's Air Conditioning can do it!

We can source or supply replacement gas heaters for your convenience. You can either specify an exact model, or we can recommend one from a leading range of retailers and brands. Our qualified installation and maintenance services will leave you with a safe and compliant heater.

Long term security is also provided with the installation of your own carbon monoxide detector. Much like a smoke detector, this is a handy device that will keep you safe! It will detect what you cannot.

If you're after heating maintenance or the installation of a carbon monoxide detector, call Jim's Air Conditioning.

Interest Free Gas Fitting Services

Jim's Air Conditioning is home to fully licensed technicians and gas fitters. Each one of our gas plumbers will arrive in a fully stocked van so you can enjoy fast and reliable repairs, often within 1 hour* of your call.

Once at your property, our technician will perform a carbon monoxide test, alongside other key services. A risk assessment will pinpoint what needs to be done for your safety.

If the service is an unexpected expense, our customers can benefit from no deposit interest free payment plans.** These plans are applicable to all carbon monoxide testing and gas appliance tasks.

You don't have to worry about upfront deposits or financial challenges. You can keep your family safe with fast, on the spot repairs. Your work can be completed without fear.

The best part is your job can be managed in simple weekly or fortnightly instalments! Everything is paid off in small chunks so you're not under any pressure when the next lot of bills come in.

If you're after more information on our carbon monoxide services, contact Jim's Air Conditioning today!

Also, check the list of all services we provide.

Carbon Monoxide FAQs

Stay safe and knowledgeable for all things CO with our frequently asked questions.

If you know there is a carbon monoxide leak, open your windows and doors to increase ventilation. Also make sure your gas appliances are turned off. Next, exit the home and contact Jim's Air Conditioning and we will send out a gas fitter within the hour.* You can also turn off your mains gas supply, if you choose, although no carbon monoxide will be produced if your gas appliances are not operating. If any health symptoms persist please call your GP or a health professional.

You can detect carbon monoxide with a CO alarm/detector. When you have a gas appliance installed, your licensed gas fitter can also install the CO detector nearby. It will react to low levels of carbon monoxide, providing a fast response to any danger. There are several types, including:
  • Biomimetic sensor – A gel will absorb carbon monoxide and change colour, triggering the alarm
  • Metal oxide semiconductor – Internal circuits detect CO, lowering the electrical resistance and triggering the alarm
  • Electrochemical sensor – Electrodes located in a chemical solution will pick up changes within the electrical current, setting off the CO alarm
Your Jim's Air Conditioning technician can talk you through the best choice on site.
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