Fires, related to home heating is the second leading cause of fires in homes in the United States. When a home has been devastated by a fire it can result with massive losses, injuries and unfortunately even death. Below we will discuss multiple helpful tips related to safely using heating in your Katy home. These tips could help prevent catastrophe in your home and help keep your loved ones, home and even yourself safe.
Furnace Maintenance – Regular maintenance of your heating and air system is one of the best ways at reducing your chances from costly and dangerous accidents from ever happening. When you have your system professionally checked out and maintained your equipment will be thoroughly inspected to ensure that it is working efficiently and safely. The technician will thoroughly clean the system to help with the prevention of buildup that can potentially lead to fires.
Detectors – If you do not have so already, you should have carbon monoxide and smoke detectors installed on every floor of your Katy home at a minimum. But, these detectors will do you no good if they are not working as intended. In order to make sure your detectors are operating as they should, be sure to inspect them to ensure that they are functioning correctly. You should also change out the batteries periodically. These detectors are designed to save your life by alerting you of fires in your home, carbon monoxide leaks, and smoke, before you or your loved ones are harmed by these dangers.
Filters – You should inspect the manual from the manufacturer of your system for how often you should change out and replace the filters for the system. An air filter that has collected too much debris and / or dust can cause your system to work much harder than it should, overheating and potentially start a fire.
Keep it Clean – Keep anything that could potentially catch on fire, flammable materials or objects that could melt a good distance from your heating system.
Space Heaters – Space heaters pose a wide variety of potential dangers. These dangers include overheating, tipping and more. In the event that you have to use a space heater, make sure you follow these guidelines.
- Keep it on a flat surface so it will not tip over.
- Do not place it near curtains, bedding, furniture, or any other objects in your home that are flammable.
- Plug it directly in the wall, do not use extension cords.
- Whenever you leave the room, cut it off.
Safety in Mind – If you use a fireplace to add extra heat in your home, make sure that it has a sturdy screen in front of it to help in the prevention of sparks flying out of the fire and catching something on fire in your home. Before you ignite your fireplace, make sure that the chimney is clean and free of buildup. Before you remove ashes from your fireplaces let them cool down. Use a metal container, never a plastic or paper one. Do not leave a fire unattended in your home and always ensure that you have a fully functioning fire extinguisher nearby.
Education – Discuss home heating safety with your family, especially to your children. Warn your family of the dangers of fire and the dangers of getting too close to the fireplace or furnace. Most importantly, discuss with your family what to do in the event of a fire.
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