Electricity is the most commonly used energy source for cooking and heating homes in South Africa. We have all felt the pinch of the rising costs of electricity and the unannounced “load shedding” , so more and more South Africans are changing to gas for the cost benefit, availability benefit and of course the exciting modern range of hobs and stoves.
Three reasons why you should choose gas over electricity:
- Not affected by regular electricity outages and load shedding.
- Reduce your electricity cost as gas is cheaper than electricity.
- Gas is better value for money. A good quality gas geyser outlasts conventional electric geyser
Whitelaw Gas Installation Services
- Domestic and commercial installations of gas hobs and gas ovens, gas burner tables, gas geysers and gas fire places.
- Gas bottle supply and initial installations.
- Gas leak detection services.
- Maintenance and repairs to existing gas installations.
- COCs (gas certificates of compliance)
- Whitelaw follows Good Practices for Gas Piping and Appliance Installations and follow the General Safety precautions detailed below.
General safety Precautions to be used in all Gas Installations
The installer shall, before leaving any installation, ensure that all orifices, regulators or any other devices which limit gas quantities are so installed and adjusted so the appliance will be furnished gas in an amount not greater than the rated BTU per hour input of the appliance when properly de-rated for altitude when required.
Pipe and fittings must never be tested for leaks with an open flame in the vicinity. Soap or a gas detecting device must be used to check for leaks. Gas piping that is found to be leaking must be shut off, except while testing for gas leaks. Under no circumstance shall workers leave premises before ensuring all leaks are resolved or before shutting off the gas service.
If meters or service regulators are found to be leaking, Whitelaw Gas & Plumbing shall be notified at once. Before lighting pilots, ensure all valves have been turned off for several minutes and that all gas appliance has been thoroughly purged of any unburned gas. Before starting or inspecting any automatic gas appliance, special attention must be given to pilots. No attempt should be made to turn pilot lights too low. Always follow the manufacturer’s lighting instructions.
Whitelaw Gas & Plumbing welcomes inquiries and will be glad to instruct anyone in the method of calculation of heat input, pipe capacities or other technical requirements dealing with natural gas service.
PLEASE NOTE: Manufacturer’s installation instructions of all gas appliances must be adhered to unless there is a conflict with local regulations.