A heating contractor at Rebmann should be your main point of contact this winter if you expect to enjoy a steady flow of heat in your home. While you may think staying comfortable during the season is just a matter of turning on that heating system and that’s that, you also need to be aware of the various heating hazards you may encounter this season.
The most obvious hazard is a home heating fire, which become much more common during the winter. If have personal belongings crowding around the system, a few sparks for your furnace may be enough to set your home ablaze. You need to take the steps necessary to avoid this problem.
However, there is another hazard you should also be aware of: carbon monoxide, a deadly yet odorless gas that will leak out of a malfunctioning furnace. The terrifying thing about a carbon monoxide leak is that it can seep into your home without even realizing it, which will be even worse if your home isn’t equipped with a carbon monoxide detector. You may begin notice it when your family begins to fall ill. Symptoms of CO exposure include: dizziness, headache, nausea, shortness of breath, loss of consciousness, etc. If you notice any of these physical symptoms, or avoid ever experiencing them in the first place, you need to take action immediately.
Calling Rebmann for High-Quality Heating Service
At Rebmann, we have a team of heating contractors ready to meet any of your needs. We want to see homeowners across the local area with safe, effective heating this season, so that’s why we’ll be available at any time to help make that possible. Though carbon monoxide may be invisible, there are still ways to stop it and our heating services provide the perfect solution. Think about it: how comfortable would you actually be during the winter with a heating system that could leak out harmful gases at any given moment? Probably not at all. Our work will ensure you instead enjoy the season without worry so you’ll be able to relax so much more in your home, even during the roughest winter weather. You will also save up to thousands of dollars on furnace replacement since you’ll have a heating system that works safely. Best of all, with our help, you will stay at a better peace of mind knowing your family is kept far away from harm. Their comfort at this time of year should your first priority, and you can count on us to guarantee their 100% satisfaction.
5 Tips From a Heating Contractor to Keep Your Home Safe
Before you cozy up with a reliable source of heating this winter, please take note of these 5 helpful tips to guarantee the threat of carbon monoxide is the least of our troubles throughout the season:
- Calling for gas furnace maintenance once a year. You should call Rebmann to book a furnace maintenance check once a year. During our maintenance check, a heating contractor from Rebmann Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning will inspect all areas of your furnace, even down to the last detail. Even just one quick look you’re your system will extend the lifespan of your system, reduce the amount of dust circulating through your home, and improve system efficiency so you save money on bills.
- Installing a modern carbon monoxide detector. Every home should be equipped with a working carbon monoxide detector. There’s simply no reason for you to not own one. It can save lives and ensure you have enough time to lead your family to safety. The device is plugged into an electrical outlet and makes a loud noise once it detects the presence of carbon monoxide.
- Only buy gas equipment from with the seal of an approval from a national testing agency. Any gas appliance has the potential to leak carbon monoxide, but you need to make sure you are installing a heating system approved by a government testing agency. The Consumer Product Safety Commission, for example, is one of the most trustworthy resources in determining if your gas heating equipment is safe enough to use.
- Make sure gas appliances are properly vented and clean: If you add a new gas appliance in your home, ask the installer to show you how the appliance is vented. If vents are fastened or cleaned out properly, it can damage the system’s efficiency and make you spend more on energy bills. Vents can also become blocked by dirt, dust, and debris. If not cleaned out, this can both block air flow and further damage the efficiency of the system.
- Avoid heating your home with an oven. You should only be using your oven to heat up food. Some homeowners will make the mistake of trying to heat their home with it, which will only greater the chances of gas leaks or a home heating fire.
Don’t Put Yourself In A Hazardous Situation – Let One Of Our Heating Technicians Help Make Your Heating System As Safe As Possible
Contact Rebmann today if you want to avoid exposure to any harmful gases thanks to our dependable heating contractor!