GAS WORKS donate $30 to the Julian Burton Burns Trust from the sale of selected Bosch Hot Water System

 

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Firing up the reno.

Posted on Tuesday, June 21, 2016

If you are in reno mode, then you would have seen those fantastic Gas Log Fires that are all the rage on the reno programs. They look so life like and stylish.

Now many people would like one, but they don’t think they can have one because they don’t have a chimney breast or fire place to fit one.

So here is the great news, there are now so many designs and applications they can be just about fitted in any home. Here is an example of how they can be installed.



Now the other thing that many people don’t realise is that unlike the real log fires where a lot of the heat goes up the chimney, today’s gas log fires have 4 and 5 star efficiency ratings. There are even some that you can run ducting off to heat other rooms so you are not just heating a single room.

There are a number of places selling gas log fires online but do be careful there a few things to be aware of.

Firstly you should only purchase gas fires that have been approved to Australian standards and secondly all gas appliances must by law be plumbed in by a licensed gas fitter.

There have been a number of people who have tried to save a few dollars by buying online only to discover that the unit they have purchased isn’t suitable for their application, or by the time they had it fitted it would have been cheaper had they bought locally in the first place.

Another thing to consider is warranty. If the unit develops a fault you will need to deal with online company who sold it to you. The gas fitter who installed it for you isn’t going to want get involved as they are only responsible for the installation. Had you purchase the unit from reputable store and they installed it for you then your path is simple. They will have a relationship with the manufacture and will no doubt ensure that your unit is repaired under the warranty.

Check out the extensive range on this website or talk to one of the helpful staff who can help you in selecting the right fire for your home that doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket and buy with confidence knowing that it will be professionally installed and back with a warranty that covers the installation and the unit.

Gas Works and Bosch support Julian Burton Burns Trust.

Posted on Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Over the past few years Gas Works and Bosch have partnered together to raise much needed funds for the Julian Burton Burns Trust.

Gas Works have made donations that total close to $100,000 to the Burns Trust to assist them with research, education and rehabilitation.

Each year for three months of the year Gas Works donates $30 from the sale of each Bosch Hot Water System.

Karen Prater talks to Julian Burton about the Burns Trust, his motivation to start it and the works the Trust does. He also offers a useful tip to how you can prevent your children or grand children from hot water burns.

Breamar Cash Back Extended

Posted on Wednesday, April 27, 2016

 

Get up to $1000 in rebates and cash back when you invest in your families comfort and have Gas Works installs a Breamar Ducted Gas unit in your home.

Breamar is the world’s first 7 star equivalent ducted gas system and the news just keeps getting better. The Breamar system can save up to $612 per year in running costs compared to a ducted reverse cycle heater and if you are quick the Australian Gas Network are offering $750 rebate for new installations.



Keep your family cosy and warm this winter with a Breamar Ducted Gas System from Gas Works and save. Gas Works are the ducted gas experts and are Climate Masters of Seeley International the manufacturers of Breamar.

The innovative MagIQtouch controller offers incredible user-friendliness and its sleek appearance perfectly blends with the décor of modern Australian homes. As part of its unique energy saving capabilities, it has a built-in, programmable seven day clock, with up to four separate time periods per day, so users can ‘set and forget’ to achieve whatever level of comfort is required.



When you buy a Breamar Ducted Gas system from Gas Works you get a Climates Masters of Seeley International exclusive 7 year warranty on the unit and installation, now there is peace of mind for you. No one knows gas better that Gas Works and that is why Seeley International endorses Gas Works as a Climate Master. Gas Works have been around for 25 years and that is why they are a trusted retailer.

When you buy from Gas Works a you are buying from a family business who take pride in customer service. Gas Works have their own installers so you are assured of professional on time installation and a solid guarantee.

Now is the time to save and be ready to beat the winter chill. Call in, phone or book online to a Gas Works store near you.


*Star rating equivalent. Based on Australian Gas Association’s results calculated in accordance with the testing methodology in AS4556-2011.
^Seeley International's calculation, using data sourced from Sustainability Victoria (2016), adjusted to the Braemar 7 star* equivalent ducted gas heater, compared to a standard efficiency electric reverse cycle ducted air conditioning system, for a heated area of 250 m2. Based on 900 hours running per year. Peak electricity tariff – 27.7 c/kWh. Off-peak electricity tariff – 16.6 c/kWh. Marginal natural gas tariff – 1.50 c/MJ for ducted gas heating. Actual costs for your house will depend on the area heated, how long you run the heating for, your thermostat settings, how well insulated the house is, your energy tariffs and your local climate.

Hot Water Burns!

Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2016

DID YOU KNOW?

Hot water from your bathroom tap at 60°C takes just 1 second to seriously burn a young child.

Over 5,500 Australian children are hospitalised due to sustaining a severe burn injury through hot water scalding each year, all of which could have been prevented.

Bosch and the Julian Burton Burns Trust have partnered to help South Australian families prevent hot water scalding in their homes and offer the following safety tips:

  1. Never leave your child unattended in the bath or shower

  2. Never carry hot water across a room where children may be playing

  3. Teach your child what ‘hot’ means

  4. Restrict your hot water service so the water temperature in your bathroom does notexceed 45°C

The Bosch Electronic Highflow range lets you enjoy the convenience of water heating with uncompromised quality, higher capacities and even more temperature controllers. The most effective way to use your Bosch Highflow appliance is with a temperature controller.

The benefits of the Bosch Temperature Controller include:

  • Precise temperature control means you can select a safe temperature for your children’s bath. This will maximise safety and will allow you to shower or bathe at your ideal temperature.

  • Easy to use

  • Environmentally friendly

  • Consistent delivery - no need to mix hot and cold water

  • Premium Warranties

Gas Works are proud to support the Burns Trust and with their partners Bosch are aiming to hit the magic $100,000 donation mark this year. In addition to buying a world class hot water service you have the chance to win a Samsung 55cm ULTRA HD LED-LCD SMART TV Retail Value $2199.00.

Aiming for $100,000

Posted on Tuesday, March 22, 2016

 

With over 75% of severe burns happening in the home and scalds are the most common type of burn injury for children aged 0-11 years Gas Works and Bosch in response to these statistics has donated almost $90,000 to the Julian Burton Burns Trust since 2010 to help reduce burn injury across Australia and at the same time raise awareness about the incidence of scald burns.

This donation is made possible through the annual Gas Works and Bosch Hot Water Campaign where $30 from every Bosch Highflow Hot Water temperature controlled system sold by Gas Works is donated to the Burns Trust.

The Julian Burton Burns Trust is committed to providing world class burns prevention, care and support programs and raising awareness about burn injury.

After personally experiencing life threatening burn injuries during the Bali Bombings of October 2002, Julian Burton was inspired to give something back to the people who supported him and the many others who were affected. After researching burn injury care across Australia, Julian discovered Australia did not have a national burn care community organisation in existence and indeed that burns are one of the top 3 injuries suffered by Australians every year.

Education

Each year the Trust run The BurnSafe Schools Program is a fun, FREE and interactive burns prevention and first aid program designed to educate primary school students and their families in South Australia about the incidence of burn injury, offer practical prevention strategies and basic first aid knowledge.

Almost every burn injury a young person suffers is preventable and BurnSafe encourages students to be more aware of the incidence of burn injury, its major causes and how they can reduce the risk of suffering a burn injury. All students learn best practice first aid and take home a BurnSafe bag, encouraging students to discuss their learning with their family.

Support

Whilst in hospital, and as outpatients, burn survivors are supported physically and emotionally within the hospital burns service. Once they have completed their treatment, burn survivors often require ongoing support, education and have a need to feel connected with others who have shared similar experiences.
Challenges such as scar management, difficulties with body temperature control and body image are only a small list of what often plays a big role in a burn survivor's day to day living and will often affect their quality of life and a return to their 'normal' life.

Gas Works are proud to support the Burns Trust and with their partners Bosch are aiming to hit the magic $100,000 donation mark this year. In addition to buying a world class hot water service you have the chance to win a Samsung 55cm ULTRA HD LED-LCD SMART TV Retail Value $2199.00.

Think summer is gone, think again

Posted on Thursday, March 03, 2016

 

If you are thinking that it isn’t worth installing reverse cycle air conditioning now that summer is almost over, then think again. We could be in for many more hot days like this weekend that is coming up. Once summer is over winter will not be far away and you be needing to warm your home. Reverse cycle air conditioning gives you the best of both worlds. Cooling your home in summer and keeping your family warm in winter.  Now is the time to save, there are great specials at Gas Works (see specials page gasworks.net.au) and right now there is a $200 Rebate when you buy a selected Panasonic High Wall Spilt System (click here). Gas Works are a Panasonic Specialist Air Network Dealer so really know Panasonic and can find the right system for your home.

Now if you are thinking that a economical ducted South Australian made Breezair or Braemar evaporative system is the go for your home, then think about teaming it up with a natural gas ducted system by Braemar. Gas Works are Climate Masters of Seeley International in fact Gas Works the biggest in SA. As a Climate Master of Seeley International they have an exclusive 7 Year Warranty on the unit and installation, now that is real peace of mind. It gets better, here is the really good news, right now there is a massive $750 rebate when you make the connection to natural gas and install a ducted gas system. There is a price rise due 1st April and that is no joke so now is defiantly the time to buy. Don’t have gas connected to your home, don’t worry, connection is FREE (see maketheconnection.com.au for details).

Gas Rebate is Back

Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2016

 

Australian Gas Network are offering generous rebates against new natural gas heating and hot water units.

There is $250 rebate for new installations of Gas Space heaters and Gas Log Fires. There is $500 rebate when you convert your hot water from electric to gas and there is a massive rebate of $750 when you install a new ducted gas system. That up to $1,500 in rebates available.

Choosing natural gas for your home delivers the best of both worlds.  You can lower your carbon footprint and enhance your lifestyle all at once.  Natural gas produces the lowest carbon emissions of any fossil fuel and is widely recognised as the ‘transition fuel’ to a cleaner, greener way of living.  Natural gas also has a great safety record.

Best of all, natural gas appliances are an affordable upgrade for your home – from reliable hot water and cosy indoor heating to appliances that help you enjoy Australia’s great outdoor lifestyle all year round.

So Make the Connection to gas at the experts in Gas...Gas Works

Evaporative or Refrigerated which is best?

Posted on Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Well there are certainly some inventive ideas there but seriously which is better Evaporative or Refrigerated. There are pros and cons for both. If you live in metropolitan Adelaide then there is an extremely good chance that there is gas running past your front door which you have access to economical gas for heating. The combination of ducted evaporative air cooling and ducted gas heating is an excellent marriage. (watch the Better Living Video titled Ducted Gas Heating and Evaporative Air Conditioning http://gasworks.net.au/the-better-living-blog/ducted-gas-heating-evaporative-air-conditioning-video).

Evaporative systems offer great cooling qualities at a very economical running  price. The cost to run a state of the art Breezair or Braemar evaporative system equated to the same as running a light globe. Another advantage of evaporative systems is that they constantly draw in fresh air and expel the old air rather than recycling the same air. To learn more about how evaporative air conditioning works watch the Better Living Video What is Evaporative Air Conditioning https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6zWu_kd7t0  

Gas Works are Climate Masters of Seeley International and as such are experts when it comes to evaporative air conditioning. They offer an exclusive 7 year warranty on the unit and the installation so you can invest in your home with total peace of mind. With Gas Works being in SA for over 25 years you know it’s a name you can trust.

If you don’t have access to gas or you want the convenience of a single  system then ducted reverse cycle is for you. A reverse cycle system will both warm and cool your home at the touch of a button. A reverse cycle system as the name suggests recycles the cool/warm air around the home. To run the system most effectively it is best to keep all external door and windows shut. It is important to invest in a quality unit. You will find that reverse cycle  systems are covered by the energy star ratings. The more star the more efficient the system. To learn more about the energy star system check out the Better Living Video  Energy Star Ratings http://gasworks.net.au/the-better-living-blog/star-ratings-video

There are a number of well known brands like Dakin, Mitsubishi, Fujitsu, Samsung, Kelvinator, Rinnai, LG, Lennox and Panasonic. Gas Works have access to all major brands and are Panasonic Air Specialist Network Dealers which tells you they fully qualified to design and install system that is right for your home. Selecting the right size system is critical to the efficiency and effectiveness of the air conditioner. Too small a system and it will struggle to cool/heat your home, too big a system and your running cost will be higher than necessary. Watch the Better Living Video on What Size Air Conditioner Do I Need? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8UQ5frkCvY

If you are not sure what system will be best for you talk to your local Gas Works store you can be sure independent professional advice.

DIY Air conditioning, good idea or not?

Posted on Thursday, January 28, 2016

It’s been a long hot summer as predicted and it’s not over yet. We still have one third of summer still to come and we all know that March can also be hot. While we are currently experiencing some milder days just now, don’t lulled into a false sense of security.

When the temperature soars some people will do anything to get cool, as the video shows.

So you are thinking about air conditioning your home here are some things to think about:

1. Decision time – There are a number of different types of air conditioning from portable systems to fully ducted reverse cycle systems.Which will be best for you? You first need to decide what your needs are and what sort of budget you have. Your home is, for most, the biggest investment you have, so if you have the budget don’t scrimp. However if you only have a few hundred to spend then a portable unit may be better than nothing. It least it will allow you to sleep at night.

Next step up is a single room High Wall Spilt System Room air conditioner or an in window unit. While these will not cool multiple rooms it will effectively cool the intended area. From here your next step up is a ducted system and here again there are choices. You can select from either an evaporative system or refrigerated reverse cycle. Now there are pros and cons for each. Reverse cycle will heat you home in winter as well as cool it  in summer. Evaporative systems are cheaper to buy and run however will only cool you home. (see What is Evaporative Air Conditioning video) however evaporative can be teamed with ducted gas heating. (see Ducted Gas Heating and Evaporative Air Conditioning video)

2.Size – Yes it does matter when it comes to air conditioning. Too small a unit will struggle on the really hot days so far better to get a system that can cope than spend a less and be disappointed ( see What size air conditioning do I need video)

3 – It’s in the stars – Energy star ratings are there to guide you as to the efficiency of the unit. Remember no point in having  an air conditioning system if you can’t afford to run. For argument sake you may need a 6kw system to cool your home now the price will vary between brands.  As a rule of thumb the cheaper the unit the less efficient it will be.  (see Energy Star Rating video)

4 – Shop around – The only way you’ll if a price is realistic is if you shop around however it is critical that you compare apples with apples.

5 – Talk to those who install systems as well as sell them. The so called box moves just want to sell you a unit, where as someone who is going to sell you the unit and install it too has a vested interest in making sure you are buying the right unit in the first place.

Toast Australia Day on Us

Posted on Tuesday, January 19, 2016

 

Celebrate Australia Day with a new BBQ from Gas Works.

There is nothing more Australian than a BBQ with friends on Australia Day and when it comes to Gas BBQ’s no one know Gas better than Gas Works.

They have the  top brand names like Beefeater, Gas Mate, Weber* and more (*selected stores). 

If you are looking for an outdoor kitchen then Gas Works can design and install a custom made kitchen for you.

Check out the special offers from Euro BBQ’s like the stainless steel 4 burner with bonus 115lts Bar Fridge.

So a get a few friends around and raise a glass and to help you celebrate, Gas Works are offering a $50 Dan Murphy’s Voucher on selected BBQ’s (See in-store for details), but its only on 'til Australia Day (Jan 26th 2016) so hurry in.

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