Heating and Safety

We provide a full installation service and can complete and lodge the application for a building consent and project information memorandum on the client’s behalf. We also provide a complete installation warranty.

heating & safety

“Where there’s heat there’s fire”? It can be very true when it comes to heating! Simple precautions will help avoid problems!”

all appliances

It’s a good idea to have a fireguard around any heater – particularly if there are children about! And ALWAYS use a guard around an open fire

Make sure you know exactly how to operate your heater. If you have questions, ask your dealer or serviceman!

Read your instruction booklet, and operate it as specified by the manufacturer.

Keep matches and firelighters away from children – and away from an operating appliance.

Ensure your appliance is installed according to the appropriate codes, and that the installation has the appropriate permit.

Have you appliance serviced regularly by an experienced tradesman.

Use a registered NZHHA installer to install your appliance if it is required by law.

Consider installing a smoke alarm, and/or a fire extinguisher, irrespective of the type of appliance or fuel you are 

  • Don’t operate the appliance if any part is damaged or not operating normally.
  • Dont store combustible materials, such as wood or dried flower arrangements near a heating appliance, and ensure that materials, such as curtains cannot blow against the heater and don’t wear loose clothing – such as dressing gowns – near an operating appliance.
  • Don’t leave a heating appliance operating all night or for prolonged unattended periods, unless the appliance is designed for this type of operation.
  • Don’t use a heating appliance in a bedroom situation, unless it is designed for such use.
  • Don’t let young children use a heating appliance, or play nearby without supervision.
  • Don’t use flammable liquids to light a heater.
Special Considerations for Portable Gas Appliances


Flueless appliances should not be used in confined spaces. DO NOT use flueless appliances in bathrooms or bedrooms. This is a sure recipe for disaster.

Make sure any doors on a portable gas appliance are closed properly and that the appliance is secure and unlikely to tip over.

Make sure to turn the gas control off when you have finished using the appliance.

Turn off the valve on the gas cylinder after use.

Make sure all flexible hoses are sound and that they are securely fitted. If hoses need replacement, ask a skilled installer to do this for you!

Special Considerations for Solid Fuel Appliances


Don’t operate the heater with the door open, or with a cracked or broken glass.

Radiant wood heaters and pot belly stoves get extremely hot.

If the appliance starts to smoke when the door is opened or in general operation, call for service! It is possible that you have a creosote build up in the flue or chimney.

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