by Lambert Plumbing and Heating in Vancouver on December 20, 2013

The Importance of checking the gas pressure in your heating unit

 

Vancouver HeatingWhen it comes to your home, one of the most important elements is the heating unit and gas line of the house. The gas line allows your furnace and boiler to function properly, and it is going to improve the quality of your heated water and thermostat. However, there are several different problems that can pop up with your gas line, and one of the most common issues is the gas pressure. While you might be able to look at what the gas pressure is, you need someone who knows how to correct the problem and how to improve your ability to return the situation back to normal. A faulty and poor gas pressure can cause serious problems inside of your house, many of which are dangerous. Due to this, you need to bring in the professionals in order to check the gas pressure and make sure everything is working as it should.

The gas pressure of your heating unit can either be too high or too low. If the pressure is too low you are going to not receive enough gas to your water heater and other equipment, which means you are not going to have the full effect of the hardware. In turn, the hardware might work extra hard in order to heat your home or water, which increases the amount of money you have to pay. All of this can be corrected if the gas line pressure is adjusted properly. However, if the gas line pressure is too high, that can cause even more serious problems.

For starters, if the gas pressure is too high, it can cause a build up of gasoline, which might force some gas to escape through the pipe line. This makes it possible for an explosion at the slightest sign of a spark or other issue. It can also cause the creation of carbon monoxide, which is a deadly gas that you are not able to detect without a canon monoxide detector (it is always a good idea to have these installed in rooms where there is a gas appliance around). With the inspection, you can avoid these kinds of situations.

Need to check the gas pressure of your heater? Call Lambert Plumbing & Heating, your Vancouver heating specialists, at 604-734-0890 and schedule a service call today!

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