Posted: June 7, 2018 by Andy
Since June is National Safety Month, let's spend a little time talking about HVAC safety in your home. A little bit of attention and prevention goes a long way toward keeping your family safe!
Your HVAC system should provide years of dependable service without interruption. However, sometimes HVAC systems do malfunction or lose efficiency. When this happens, it's usually best to contact the HVAC professionals to have your system inspected - it's unsafe to attempt HVAC repairs on your own. Also, an annual preventative maintenance check-up is the best way to avoid a breakdown. You can do the following easy tasks on your own, though, to help prevent problems with your system and keep your family safe.
Another significant addition to HVAC system safety is to install carbon monoxide (CO) detectors. They are essential if your home has a gas furnace. Carbon monoxide is an invisible, odorless, and tasteless gas that can be very dangerous. Play it safe. It's equally important to routinely check the batteries in your CO detectors and smoke detectors on a regular basis. At the very least, this should be done once each year.
It's also vital to replace your system's filter at regular intervals. Depending on the amount of use that your system receives, checking your filter monthly and changing it at least every other month can make all the difference in your system's performance and long-term reliability. In fact, a poorly-maintained system whose filter is rarely or never changed is far more likely to experience problems and even fail long before it should.
Finally, an important safety strategy that should never be overlooked is always to make sure that your air ducts remain clean and clear of debris. Having your air ducts cleaned yearly will ensure that bacteria, mold, mildew, and dust don't accumulate in your home. Not only can dirty ducts create unhealthy indoor air, but they can also cause your system to malfunction or even fail.
In many homes, storage space can be at a premium, but don't be tempted to pile boxes and other items around your furnace. At the very least, you'll impede its airflow and cause it to work less efficiently, but you could also potentially cause a gas leak or even a fire! If things keep piling up near your system, consider using floor tape to designate a "no storage" zone around it, to remind family members not to stack things too close.
Follow these simple and sensible safety tips to ensure that your heating and cooling system operates the way it should without interruption. If you ever experience any trouble, remember that Hey Neighbor® LLC is always ready and waiting to help out - that's how neighbors should treat neighbors!™
We're committed to providing fast friendly emergency service 24 hours a day 7 days a week for residential heating and air conditioning systems in Wooster, Millersburg and the surrounding areas.
Our 24-hour emergency on-call service means you'll never have to go through another cold winter night or a hot, humid summer day. We service residents of Wayne and Holmes counties with no after-hours or overtime fees, so you'll never have to worry about paying extra because your furnace or air conditioner decided it wanted to quit on the weekend or a holiday!
Our service trucks are ready for your emergency after-hours service call with over 5000 stocked parts so you don't have to wait for us to chase down the parts you need.
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We'll keep your Wayne County furnace running smoothly, and we service gas and electric heaters, heat pumps, ductless mini-split systems and more. Our local, licensed, friendly HVAC technicians drive fully-stocked service vans so when we troubleshoot your Holmes County HVAC system and find a faulty part, we can replace it right then! Whatever you need in the area of heating and cooling repair in Wooster, Millersburg, and the surrounding areas, we've got you covered!
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Whether you're a homeowner in Rittman who's in the market for a new, high-efficiency furnace, a mobile home owner in Shreve who's tired of baking in the summertime or you're a property manager in Dalton looking to replace old, temperamental air conditioning systems in apartments with new reliable units, our experience enables us to quickly and accurately assess your HVAC needs. You'll get the new furnace install and central air conditioning upgrade that's right for you.
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While we don't mind visiting your home for a dead-of-winter breakdown (it's what we do), we want to help you avoid that unfortunate situation altogether. That's why we offer affordable Wayne and Holmes County seasonal HVAC maintenance to reduce the future need for heating and cooling repairs. Our thorough inspections catch little problems before they become big ones. An annual HVAC tune-up by one of our expert techs saves you money, time, and stress!
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