Do I need to get my gas heater checked for carbon monoxide leaks?
• You should always check gas heaters regularly as they pose a risk of releasing lethal carbon monoxide. Split-system air conditioners do not have this issue.
• Have your gas heater serviced every year if it is well used.
• You can also purchase carbon monoxide monitors from a hardware store.
What is a bioethanol fireplace / heater?
Bio-ethanol fireplaces are naked flame heaters that use bio-ethanol as fuel source, similar to how a traditional fireplace uses wood as fuel. They are made up of a stainless steel burner which houses the fuel and often have an aesthetic frame that ...
Is there any safety or health risks associated with draught proofing that I need to be aware of?
Don’t undertake draughtproofing if you have an unflued gas heater or any open flued heater as, in a tightly sealed home, the gases from such appliances can present a carbon monoxide poisoning risk. Refer ...
Should I get off gas?
Mostly yes. Many Australians are disconnecting their homes from the gas grid so that they never receive another gas bill and save hundreds of dollars per year in fixed supply charges alone (can be $250 per yr). How much you save by going-off gas will ...
How do I get off gas?
By using modern electric appliances, your home can be converted to use 100 per cent renewable energy, whether you generate your own electricity with rooftop solar or purchase 100 per cent GreenPower from your electricity retailer. Heating, hot water ...
What resources can I use to calculate my carbon footprint?
There are many carbon footprint calculators now available such as: https://carbonneutral.com.au/carbon-calculator/ https://apps.epa.vic.gov.au/AGC/home.html https://www.australianethical.com.au/carbon-footprint-calculator/ ...