With winter, the use of gas heaters brings more comfort to routine tasks such as showering and washing dishes. However, it is essential that this equipment is installed correctly and that maintenance is up to date.
See below some important points that should be noted:
- Flexible heaters need to meet safety standards in addition to approval by the country's gas companies
Standards: Flexible for gas: NBR 14177
Flexible for water: COMGAS O-011.49 and IT-36
- Gas heater must not be in the bathroom
When using any type of heater, it is necessary to keep the environment ventilated, for air renewal and also for reasons of risk of death, as in these cases it can occur by asphyxia, due to the consumption of oxygen in the place, or intoxication with monoxide carbon.
Once proper installation is done, preventive maintenance is recommended once a year. The process consists of an overhaul of the heater and cleaning of some parts. An inspection is carried out to check if the parts are broken or worn. The exhaust duct, for example, needs to be in a good state of repair and fixation.
In case of doubt, avoid accidents and request authorized technical assistance. It's the best way to guarantee quick and safe installation of your gas heater.