As unpredictable as weather is, you need to begin preparing your heating equipment and HVAC system now. Otherwise, you’re at risk for a serious fire hazard.
As temperatures get colder across the country, proper and regular maintenance of HVAC systems is critical, and One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating® is here to help! Make sure your HVAC system is prepared with the tips below.
- Schedule a maintenance check for your furnace. Home owners should have a professional inspect the walls and ceiling near the furnace and along the chimney line for any discoloration, and leave repairs to the professionals. Call one of our technicians today!
- If you use a kerosene heater, be sure it’s in good working condition. Inspect exhaust parts for carbon build-up. Be sure the heater has an emergency shut off in case the heater is tipped over.
- Clean the chimney. Fireplaces, chimneys or chimney connecters were involved in 38 percent of reported home heating fires in 2006- 2010, and failure to clean chimneys and vents was a factor in 55 percent of the home fires caused by fireplaces and chimneys.
- Keep a glass or metal screen in front of the fireplace opening, to prevent embers or sparks from jumping out, unwanted material from going in.  This also helps prevent the possibility of burning a curious child or pet.
Call one of our technicians today to schedule your maintenance check that could help you avoid any winter disasters and prevent fires.