With furnace season well underway, it’s helpful to be reminded about some safety tips on how to handle your heating system. Let our HVAC professionals at Bartlett walk you through safe heating practices you can start making right now.
General Heating Safety
- Keep any flammable objects at least three feet away from your furnace, fireplace, or heating equipment.
- Remind your children that the immediate area around these heating devices are off-limits at all times.
- If your furnace or heating system runs on electricity, make sure that they are at a 1:1 ratio with any power outlet. Do not power two or more heating devices with the same outlet.
- Keep up with your smoke alarm maintenance regularly. Have them tested at least once a month.
- Take the same precautions with your carbon monoxide alarms. Test them regularly and make sure you have enough CO alarms throughout your home.
- If you smell gas coming from your furnace, cut its power immediately and do not attempt to light the ignition. Contact a professional HVAC service technician right away.
Aside from fullowing these safety precautions, it’s also a good idea to care for your furnace as well. Having a furnace or heater break down in the middle of winter can mean very uncomfortable nights while you’re waiting for emergency HVAC services.
- Make sure that your furnace system is installed only by a certified professional.
- Sign up for regular tune-ups and inspections from your local HVAC service provider.
- It’s important to get professional inspections for your furnace as well as your chimneys or duct network at least once every season. At the very least have them checked out right before the start of winter to make sure that they are in good running condition.
Our skilled HVAC professionals at Bartlett can help you with all your furnace safety, installation, and maintenance needs. Give us a call at (630) 372-7640 or fill out our contact form to schedule a service visit and request a free estimate on new HVAC installations today. We serve homeowners in Bartlett, and nearby areas.