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Everyone’s a Winner thanks to Gas Works Customers

Posted on Thursday, September 08, 2016

 

Each year supported by Bosch, Gas Works donate $30 from the sale of each Bosch Gas Hot Water system from March to June to support the Julian Burton Burns Trust. This year saw Gas Works donate over $6,000 to the Burn’s Trust.

Over the past few years Gas Works have donated almost $100,000 to the Burns Trust. Mr Phil Andrews Chair of the Gas Works Group said “This is a promotion we really look forward to each year. Everyone is a winner, Gas Works and Bosch get to help the Burn’s Trust, our customer’s invest a top quality Gas Hot Water System and the Burn’s Trust receives much needed funds for the important work they do in the prevention of burns inside the home.” He went to on to say “In addition we run another promotion at the same time for those who buy a Bosch High Condensing Hot Water System, they go into a draw to win a 55inch Samsung Smart TV valued at over $2,000 and this year Yvonne from Lockleys won it.”

Adam Roe Director of Findon Store presenting the Smart TV to Yvonne.

Mr Andrews said “Right now there is no better time to convert to Gas Hot Waters Systems. Electricity prices are rising by 7.2% and Gas prices falling by 10.4% add to this there up to $1,500 rebates available and you can connect to gas for free” (see maketheconnection.com.au for details).

Service and Maintenance – Home safety

Posted on Monday, August 22, 2016

The gas works team are often asked how safe are gas appliances and the short answer is very, however a word to the wise. You should always ensure that the appliance you are purchasing has been approved for use in Australia.

If you are buying a gas appliance online it’s important to check that the appliance has been approved for use in Australia.

A good place to start is the Australian Gas Association’s web site aga dot asn dot au and if you buy online then your appliance must by law be installed by a licensed gas fitter.

There are certain gas appliances that should never be used indoors. BBQ’s and Outdoor heaters are definite no no’s. The main reason for this is that gas outputs carbon monoxide so therefore it is recommended that all heaters be flued to the outside. There is a Better Living video on this very subject.

It is recommended that all gas appliances be regularly inspected by a professional every two years. From time to time the gas flow may need to be adjusted to ensure that it is burning at an optimal mixture. As a guide a healthy gas flame should burn blue with the exception of some decorative gas log fires.

Flues may become clogged blocked or corroded so it is important that these are checked for the health and safety of your family.

Gas Works are also experts when it comes to servicing reverse cycle and evaporative air conditioning systems.

Now Gas Works have qualified gas fitters, plumbers and electricians on staff and can advise you, so check out the gas works website for more information or give them a call, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Gas prices drop

Posted on Wednesday, August 03, 2016

With electricity prices on the rise there is no better time to install gas in your home. There are still generous rebates available from the Australian Gas Networks.

There are up to $1,500  in rebates you can apply for. In most cases you can get gas connected to your home for free.

If you are looking to save money on your home energy cost then Gas Continuous Flow Hot Water systems are an excellent option as you only pay to heat the hot water you need instead of heating water and storing it in a tank.

When it comes to home heating, gas offers many options like space heaters and wall furnaces and then there are those beautiful romantic gas log fires some of which can be ducted into other rooms. Some space heaters start as low as under $600 so you can keep warm and not break the bank.

If you are looking for a whole of home solution, ducted gas is great alternative to reverse cycle and works exceptionally well with evaporative cooling. The added bonus with ducted gas is right now there is still a $750 rebate on offer for a limited time.

For the master chef in your home you can make your kitchen rule with gas cooking appliances and you know that gas is the choice of all the best chefs for control when cooking. Gas can also help in the laundry with gas heated tumble dryers.

Gas Works are Gas experts and have an extensive range of gas appliances in store. They carry all the leading brands and have a team of qualified installers for your peace of mind. Gas Works is the trusted name in gas for almost 20 years. They are the only remaining group of gas specialist stores left in SA and no one knows gas better. With 6 stores around Adelaide there is bound to be one near you or ask for an in home consultation to be sure that your heating requirements meet your needs.

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

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