Hazards with household gas
In many homes in Estonia, household gas is used. The gas is used for cooking food, for heating water, and for heating homes. The extensive use of gas is due to its relative cheapness compared to electricity. However, the use of gas appliances is much more uncomfortable and even more dangerous. The gas is very flammable and explosive, in case of leakage, it can cause choking. There are strict requirements for the installation of gas appliances, and failure to comply with them is particularly dangerous for the user.
As a household gas, we use two different types of gas - natural gas and liquid gas.