Gas heaters – the warning signs
Heaters should be checked immediately if any of the following warning signs are present:
- a yellow or sooty flame (rather than sharp and blue) except in a decorative log fire;
- a pilot light which extinguishes unexpectedly or “pops” when lighting;
- signs of heat damage such as discoloration of walls or heater panels;
- soot stains around the heater; and
- walls which are too hot to touch when the heater is operating.