While it’s important to keep your home warm and comfortable when
the temperature drops, ensuring your heater is in good working order to
protect your family’s safety is crucial. As a large percentage of
home fires result from accidents involving heating equipment, homeowners
should take steps to ensure their heating system is functioning properly
for the winter season. Here are a few of Del-Air’s top tips for
year-round heating safety:
Use Heating Equipment Safely
To protect your family during the winter, it’s important that you
utilize your heating equipment properly. In addition to keeping a three-foot
radius around any fireplaces, you should install a screen in front of
it to prevent sparks from flying free. Additionally, you should watch
out for small children, keeping them away from open flames and portable
space heaters. Finally, you should refrain from using your oven as a mechanism
for heating the home. Not only can this lead to fires and fire-related
injuries, but it can also cause carbon-monoxide poisoning if your oven
runs on gas.
Turn Off Portable Heaters
Leaving a portable heater running unattended can seriously increase the
risk of fires occurring. To keep your loved ones safe, place heaters three
feet from flammable items like blankets or curtains and remember to turn
them off entirely when you leave the house or go to bed at night. Additionally,
you should strive to purchase the right size space heater for your home.
While overly large heaters will expend too much energy, resulting in higher
utility bills, heaters that are too small tend to overheat. Ask our
heating service experts at Del-Air for professional tips on finding the most appropriate
space heater to meet your needs.
Clean Your Heating System Often
A dirty or malfunctioning heating system can be a serious hazard to you
and your family. Along with exposing you to pollutants, dirty air filters
can clog the blower assembly, leading to fires in extreme cases. To protect
your home and loved ones, seek professional HVAC cleaning and maintenance
from a trusted professional. Not only does preventative service help keep
utility bills down, but it will also ensure that your system stands the
test of time, so you won’t have to spend a bundle on a replacement product.
Contact Del-Air to Keep Your Home Safe This Season
heating service experts at Del-Air are proud to say we’ve been helping Floridians
stay warm since 1983. Thanks to our expert team, and responsive service, you
can feel confident that your family will be safe and comfortable year
round. Call (855) 972-9943 today to
schedule your maintenance appointment with Del-Air, and rest assured knowing your heating system is in good hands.