Tuesday, November 29, 2016

What to Consider to Make Sure Your Home’s Heating System Is Safe

An important step for people to follow when heating livable space is making sure they stay safe. Colder temperatures always bring increased chances of home fires. Follow a few safety precautions when heating your home.

Smoke Detectors

You should have working smoke and carbon monoxide detection devices inside the house. A smoke detector should be installed in the hallway and preferably in each bedroom. Some homeowners install them in the kitchen or dining area as extra precaution against a fire. Batteries should be changed at least twice a year. Installing a carbon monoxide detector can alert family members in the event of a gas leak in the heating system.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Four Clear Indicators that It's Time to Get Your Heating Unit Cleaned

Your furnace is probably something you don't think about too often, unless there happens to be a noticeable problem with it. Not every potential performance issue is as obvious as a furnace that's not working. Ensure you'll enjoy efficient heating whenever there's a chill in the air by paying attention to signs indicating that it's time to get your furnace inspected or cleaned.

Unexplained Cold Spots

Should you suddenly notice cold spots, it's likely that your ducts need cleaning. Uneven heating could also indicate that it's time to change your filter or clean the blower.