Heating System Fire Safety
With cooler days approaching, it’s time to prepare your home for winter. As part of those preparations, it’s important to inspect your heater and to take some time to make sure that it’s in good condition for the upcoming season.
Heaters are the second most common cause of home fires, with kitchens being the first. As a result, heating fire safety is an important topic. Here are some tips from local professionals to help you avoid a much-dreaded house fire.
Keep up With Heater or Furnace Filters
It is easy to fall behind on changing heater filters. There are so many tasks to be done around the house, it’s natural for this recurring one to regularly be put at the bottom of the list. However, it’s incredibly important to stay on top of this maintenance.
Not only does regularly changing your filters help to improve your home’s air quality and the efficiency of your unit, but it also gets rid of any flammable materials that might be caught in the filter.
Doing so is an important part of fire safety and is one more way to help you and your family stay safe.
Be Wary of Space Heaters
Space heaters are responsible for an alarming number of home fires. Avoid using them unless they’re absolutely necessary. If you do need to use them, only do so when someone is around to attend to the space heater.
Further, invest in a unit that has an emergency cut-off or automatic shutdown feature. Doing so will ensure that if the unit falls or comes into contact with dangerous materials, it will shut off immediately. If you have to use a space heater, it’s important to always use extreme caution when doing so.
Play it Safe by Updating Your Home Insurance
Unfortunately, even when you stay on top of all maintenance and take all necessary precautions, accidents can still happen. Because of this, it’s good to prepare for the unexpected. One way to do this is through home insurance.
With the winter approaching, now is the perfect time to review your home insurance policy to ensure that it covers fires. If it doesn’t, it’s a good idea to update it so that it does. This simple task will help to give your home some extra protection and you some extra peace of mind.
Please take some time to ensure that your home is safe and ready for winter. If you have any questions about heating fire safety, it’s always a good idea to contact an HVAC professional.
Call HRC Climate Services
HRC Climate Services is the trusted heating and cooling company for the Spanish Fork community. With a commitment to customer service, the team is always on-time, respectful and honest. Further, the team’s experienced technicians have the training, licensure and on-the-job experience needed to consistently provide expert services. They have emergency services available to expertly handle any