Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Heating and Cooling Tips to Stay Safe in Your Home throughout Winter
Mind your plugs Always unplug your space heaters and other appliances or gadgets (except your fridge if you’re storing any food there) whenever you leave the home, especially if you’ll be away for an extended holiday. Don’t overload extension cords or electrical outlets with heaters, lights, and other devices to avoid short circuits that spur fires. Have all the technical HVAC components inspected and serviced, too The whole HVAC system should be maintained by professionals– from your thermostat and filters down to your ducts and vents. Aside from your furnace and heaters, these channels and parts of the system can be a source of HVAC inefficiencies and breakdowns. Leaks toward the electrical components should also be repaired immediately to avoid electrocutions and fires.