Home Heating Safety

February 4, 2021

Did you know that calling your local HVAC company and scheduling regular maintenance checks can prevent fires in your home? Space heaters, fireplaces, furnaces, radiators, kerosene heaters, and central heating systems can all cause a fire if not cleaned or inspected annually. 

Learn more about how your heating system can threaten your home and how to keep that from happening.

Safety Concerns

If you want to keep yourself and your family safe from house fires then you’ll want to maintain your home heating system. When it comes to house fires, 64% of them are caused by failure to maintain heating equipment and 27% from heating equipment being placed too close to combustibles. Scheduling regular maintenance visits from your local HVAC specialist can save your life. 

A specialist should come to your home every season to make sure your system is working properly but here are some things you can do yourself. 

What You Can Do

Test smoke detectors every 2 years, schedule annual chimney cleaning, place a diffusion screen over your fireplace, have a home evac plan in case of a fire, turn off heaters when leaving the house, use space heaters responsibly and do not keep any flammables nearby, and schedule regular HVAC maintenance.

Prevent your home from becoming a fire hazard by keeping dry or combustible objects away from any of your heating systems. You can avoid a disaster easily by removing the excess paper, rags, and lint from your furnace, fireplace, heater, and laundry machines. Anything that produces heat should be treated with caution and kept clean. 

If you have any more questions about how to keep your home safe while the heat is on, feel free to contact us. We would be happy to help and send someone to check on your system for you. 

It is no secret that in Oklahoma, your air conditioner and heater play a vital role in our lives. If you would like to make an appointment, call (405) 305-5734 today. 

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