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Gas Fire Reviews - LPG Gas Fires - Best Gas Fire Prices - Different Types of Gas Fires

We provide gas fire reviews to help pick the best gas fire from the four different types of gas fires: LPG gas fires inserts, freestanding gas fires, consoles gas fires and inbuilt gas fires. We also have top gas fire prices (gas log fires prices).

As we review different types of gas fires and prices, including LPG gas fires,  we compare the pros and cons of the various alternatives and help you make an informed decision…

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How to Detect a Gas Leak in Your Home

How to Detect a Gas Leak in Your Home - No open flamesTo detect a gas leak in your home, sniff for a rotten egg or sulphur smell near your gas appliances. If you detect the smell of a leak, turn off gas supply to your home, don’t use electricals, open your home windows, if safe to do so, and call a gasfitter.

How to detect a gas leak in your home with simple signs, including the distinctive odour of the gas, a hissing sound of the leaking gas escaping, higher gas bills, dead or dying plants, electronic combustible gas detectors, a white mist, bubbles when you spray with soapy water, appliances with red or yellow flames or feeling unwell. 

Whilst searching you also want to avoid all ignition sources including, but not limited to, flames, electrical switches and telephones.

How to Detect LPG Gas Leakage

Using your nose is the first step to detect LPG gas leakage. The first hint would be the smell of rotten cabbage or rotten eggs. An odourant - Ethyl Mercaptan – is added to the naturally odourless LPG for the aid in detection of leaks.

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Why is LPG Energy Great for Rural Households?

Nearly 15 per cent of Australia's 25-plus million population is classified as living in rural or remote areas[1].

That's more than 3.5 million people nationwide facing the challenges of life away from urban centres and the convenient and reliable utilities options available there.

Luckily, rural life doesn't have to be a struggle. While mains power may be unreliable or inaccessible for those in remote areas, LPG offers a flexible and readily available power supply to millions nationwide, making the use LPG energy great for rural households.

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Recall Published Date: 4 Nov 2018

Primus Australia Pty Ltd t/as Companion Brands — Companion Portable Butane Stoves (Single & Dual Burner)

Product Safety Recall

The ACCC - Australian Competition & Consumer Commission - has published a recall notice for two models of Companion brand portable butane stoves.

Primus Butane Stove Models

Companion single burner (COMP01023)

Companion double burner (COMP01034)

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Heritage Open Flue Gas Heaters Banned from Sale in Victoria

Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) have just taken action against two old models of open flued gas heaters.

They withdrew the Vulcan Heritage and Pyrox Heritage open flue gas heaters from sale.

If you have one of these heaters, do not use it until it can be tested by a qualified gasfitter.

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Propane Gas Storage: LPG – Propane Gas Storage Done Safely

LPG-Propane gas storage is in pressure vessels and it is almost always stored in its liquid form. These propane storage vessels (LPG cylinder storage) can range from small camping canisters to BBQ gas bottles to larger gas cylinders and much larger LPG gas storage in Propane tanks - bullets.

Gas storage depots may consist of large LPG-propane gas storage spheres or large buried tanks.

The liquefied LPG-propane gas storage can also be underground, in custom-built or prepared storage caverns.

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Wood vs Gas Fireplace: 12 Reasons to Choose a Gas Log Fire

Spectacular looks and a warm cozy home should be reasons enough to own a gas fireplace. 

But for the unconvinced out there, here are a dozen more great reasons that you should get a gas fireplace.

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Best Hot Water System: Best Gas Hot Water System, Best Instant Hot Water System | Reviews & Prices

What is the best gas hot water heater system? The best hot water system has the right combination of good reviews, ratings, size, price, the type of system, the brand and the specific model that fits your needs. The best hot water system is going to be different for different people, depending on their situation.

It may be the  best electric hot water system (best electric hot water heater), best gas hot water system, best instant hot water system (best instantaneous hot water system), best heat pump hot water, best continuous hot water system or best gas instantaneous hot water system, as long as it meets your needs.

When you compare instant hot water systems, the best instant hot water system (best instantaneous hot water system) is the instant gas hot water system from Rinnai. It provides instantaneous hot water that is reliable, efficient and best value for money.

Concerned that what your plumber recommends may not be what is the best hot water system (best hot water heater) for you or your home? 

What size hot water service do I need?

What is the best hot water system price?

We review and compare the best hot water system types and prices, comparing the pros and cons of the various alternatives, to help you make an informed decision.

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A Megajoule or MJ Probably Isn't What You Think

Megajoule is a unit of energy typically represented by the symbol “MJ”. The prefix “mega” infers one million and megajoule equals 1,000,000 joules, an SI unit of energy with the plural “megajoules”.

What is a megajoule and why does it matter when I buy a gas heater?

What size gas heater should I buy? 

Many people think they know but you might be surprised by the real answer…

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LPG - Propane Gas Smell: Ethyl Mercaptan - What Does Natural Gas Smells Like

LPG (propane) smells because an odourant - Ethyl Mercaptan - is added to the gas to make it easier to detect a leak. Natural gas smells like the same aroma, as the same odourant is used. In their natural state, LPG (Propane and Butane) and Natural Gas (Methane) smell like nothing, as they are all odourless gases and are also referred to as natural gas liquids – NGL.

The distinctive LPG smell that people associate with these gases is actually added to them as a safety measure. Ethyl Mercaptan is the odourant added to make LPG (propane) and natural gas smell like their distinctive aroma.

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