Hot tips for staying safe with LPG
With winter here, we are cranking up our heaters to battle the cold. Using LPG is a popular way to heat homes. If you are using LPG appliances indoors there are a few simple tips for staying safe with LPG.
The Energy Safety Service is working with the LPG Association and the Environmental Risk Management Authority on an LPG safety campaign to make sure we are safe and warm this winter.
If you recently filled your LPG cylinder, you should have received a bright yellow tag with following hot tips for staying safe with LPG.
Test your connections
After securely connecting a new or refilled cylinder, apply some soapy water to the cylinder connections and turn on the cylinder. If bubbles appear you have a leak. Close the valve and call a LPG service agent.
Always keep your heater at least 1 metre away from anything that could catch on fire. Put a safety guard around your heater if you have young children in your home.
Keep a window open when you use your LPG heater, to help remove heater emission, keep the air fresh and reduce condensation. Never use LPG heaters in bedrooms and bathrooms.
Use your nose
If you smell gas fumes TURN OFF your heater and cylinder IMMEDIATELY. Call a LPG service agent.
Get a check up
Get your heater and cylinder checked before winter every year by an LPG servicing agent so you know they are in safe condition for winter.
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