Furnace and Heating Safety for the Holidays
Are you ready for the holiday season? You might have all the gifts wrapped and the menu all planned out, but we don’t think your preparation is finished until you know these heating safety tips.
Your holiday season is a lot jollier when you know that your home is safe. Take a look at our heating tips, and do what you can to keep everyone in your home happy and healthy all season long.
Schedule an Inspection
To get a clear picture of the current state of your heating system, you would need professional HVAC technicians to complete a thorough inspection. A heating inspection can tell you whether your HVAC equipment is at risk of a carbon monoxide leak or electrical safety issue, and a technician can recommend your best options.
Test Carbon Monoxide Detectors and Smoke Detectors
Carbon monoxide is a deadly gas that could leak from a gas furnace. You should have carbon monoxide detectors and smoke detectors throughout the house, especially near areas where people sleep. Check local building codes for more information. In addition…
- Test carbon monoxide detectors and smoke alarms each month by holding down the test button to listen for the alarm.
- Replace batteries every 6 months.
- Replace the entire unit every 7-10 years. Dates should be printed on the back of the unit.
Change the Air Filter
One thing that may make your heating system safer is fairly simple: change the air filter this month and every month. A dirty air filter gets clogged up with dust and debris. And that means that air cannot get through the filter, into the heater, and through your home efficiently.
Moreover, your heating system could become overworked as it attempts to compensate for this lack of airflow. It may shut down or overheat, and this is something you want to avoid.
Don’t hesitate! Call Air Services Unlimited today for exceptional customer service with your furnace service in Lumberton. We appreciate this opportunity to earn your business!