Q. WHAT IS A GAS GEYSER?
A. A Gas Geyser, also known as a Gas Water Heater, is a water heating system that runs on gas. The
traditional gas geyser does not have a reservoir to store hot water. Instead, it heats the water instantly/
on-demand. If someone opens the hot tap, the gas geyser will activate and send hot water to the tap.
The gas geyser will deactivate when the tap is closed and stop producing hot water.
Q. HOW DOES A GAS GEYSER WORK?
A. As soon as a hot water tap is opened, water flows through the pipes at a sufficient flow. That flow
triggers a sensor inside the gas geyser, igniting the gas burner. The water flows through the pipes
absorbing the maximum heat emitting from the heat exchanger. Once the tap is turned off, the sensor
again is triggered, and the burner switches off.
Q. IS LPG SAFE TO USE?
A. YES, LPG is very safe to use for your property. However, ensure that all the necessary guidelines are
followed during installation, including the issue of CoC (Certificate of Compliance) and have regular – a
least once a year – repairs and maintenance.
Q. HOW DO I DETECT A GAS LEAK?
A. Mix a soapy solution with liquid soap and water. Open the gas valve (whilst it is connected to the gas
appliance). Spread the soapy solution using a sponge over all the gas connections. Bubbles will form if
there is a leak.
Q. WHY IS VENTILATION IMPORTANT WHEN USING GAS APPLIANCES?
A. It is extremely important that gas appliances are used in well ventilated rooms, because even though
LP Gas is not toxic, if inhaled in large quantities it could cause you to be sick or suffocate.
Q. WHY IS IT CALLED LIQUID PETROLEUM GAS?
A. This is because these gases liquefy under moderate pressure, and they readily vaporize upon release
of pressure. At normal temperatures and pressures, LPG will evaporate. Because of this, LPG is stored in
steel tanks. In order to allow for thermal expansion of the liquid gas, these tanks are filled between 80%
and 85% of their capacity. The ratio between the volumes of the vaporized gas and the liquefied gas
varies depending on composition, pressure and temperature, but is typically around 250:1. LPG is
heavier than air, and thus will flow along floors and tend to settle in low spots, such as basements. This
can cause ignition or suffocation hazards if not dealt with.