2 Moneo Gas Copper Lanterns by front entrance.

Are Gas Lanterns Safe?

Gas lanterns are a safe and easy way to give your home curb appeal. Though we engineered our copper lanterns to be safe and reliable here are a few points to make when purchasing a gas lantern. 

  1. Professional Installation: It's crucial to have a qualified professional install the gas lantern. They will ensure that the gas line is correctly connected, and the lantern is securely mounted. 

  2. Compliance with Codes and Regulations:  All of our gas lanterns are CSA approved. They go through the highest level on testing and regulation by the US government to ensure quality and safety. Make sure the installation adheres to local building codes and regulations. 

  3. Ventilation: All of our gas lanterns are designed for reliability and safety. The flame will suck air from the bottom of the lanterns, and it will exhaust from the top. This ensure that gas flame stays lit and keeps the lanterns form burning too hot. Gas lanterns produce combustion byproducts, including carbon monoxide. Ensure proper ventilation to prevent the accumulation of harmful gases. Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for ventilation requirements.

  4. Regular Maintenance: Schedule regular maintenance checks to ensure the lantern is in good working condition. Check for leaks, corrosion, and any other issues that may compromise safety. To view our full maintenance guide you can view it here: 

  5. Quality Materials: Invest in high-quality gas lanterns and associated components. Cheap or poorly made products may pose safety risks. The perfect thing about Parc Lighting's gas lanterns is that they are made from solid copper. Copper is a living metal that does not rust over time. All of our valves and mounting brackets are all coastal approved for salt water. They are made to withstand the harshest environment. 

  6. Clearance from Combustibles: Maintain the recommended clearances from combustible materials, such as walls, ceilings, and overhangs. This helps prevent accidental fires. All gas lanterns must have a 12'' clearance from top of the lantern to the ceiling. 

  7. Proper Use: Follow the manufacturer's instructions for proper use and operation of the gas lantern. This includes guidelines for ignition, extinguishing, and any other specific instructions.

  8. Automatic Shut-Off Devices: Some modern gas lanterns come with safety features, such as automatic shut-off devices. Consider these options for an additional layer of safety.

  9. Gas Leak Detection: Install a gas leak detection system to promptly identify and address any leaks. Regularly check for gas odors around the lantern.

  10. Emergency Procedures: Familiarize yourself and your household members with emergency procedures in case of a gas leak or other issues. Know how to turn off the gas supply in case of an emergency.

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