The holidays are just around the corner. It’s a fantastic time of year here in Arizona thanks to the great weather, but it’s also the time of year when heater-related accidents and fires are more likely to occur. Fire, burns, and carbon monoxide leaks can all cause serious accidents and even death. These, unfortunately occur because of improper use of heaters or system malfunctions.
During the holidays and throughout the year, Bruce’s Air Conditioning & Heating is dedicated to the safety of you and your family. This is why we’re sharing five heating system safety strategies that can go a long way toward keeping your home safe.
Get A Heating System Tune Up
A properly operating heating system is one that receives regular tune-ups. We service all makes and models of heaters, furnaces, boilers, and thermostats. And, we are currently offering a $59 fall tune-up heating special that can ensure your system is ready to go throughout the colder months.
Don’t Overlook Malfunctions
If something looks, sounds, or smells strange with your heating system, don’t ignore it. It could very well be an early warning sign of a potential problem. At Bruce’s, we’re available 24 hours a day. Call us today, and avoid a system failure that could leave you in the cold!
Keep Heating System Vents Clear
Hot air coming from a heating system vent can cause a fire if it is in close proximity to combustible materials such as holiday trees, decorations, wrapped gifts, or bedding. This season, take a close look at where your home’s heating vents are located, and make sure that there’s plenty of room for the heated air to circulate.
Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Is your home heated by natural gas? If so, a carbon monoxide (CO) detector is a must! CO detectors should be installed in hallways, closets, and attics to alert you if there are potentially life-threatening levels of gas in your home.
Change Filters Regularly
Dirty air filters can dramatically reduce your home’s indoor air quality and overwork your heating system. Systems that are running excessively are more prone to failure, and air that’s loaded with pollen and pet dander can trigger allergies and potentially dangerous wheezing in asthmatics. Remember – filters should be changed at least once a month or more if you live in a particularly dusty house or if you have pets to promote healthy air and to protect your heating system. Want to learn more about heating system safety? Give Bruce’s Air Conditioning & Heating today.