With the peak of the holiday season just a few days away, it’s important to have a safety checklist that can help you protect your home as you celebrate with your family and friends. In today’s post, we’ll provide you with three tips that can help you keep your home safe throughout the winter.
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Heating your home is rarely inexpensive, and many homeowners turn their thermostats off while they’re away in order to save money. While this idea makes sense in theory, it doesn’t actually work in practice. When your home is left without heat during the day, it takes a great deal of power to warm it back up when you get home later in the evening. Moreover, your pipes could freeze and flood your home if the indoor temperature drops too low. Whether you’re leaving for work or taking an extended vacation for the holidays, never let your thermostat drop below 65 degrees Fahrenheit.
A malfunctioning furnace can pose a number of problems for your home, including fires and gas leaks. We hope that you scheduled furnace maintenance before you first turned your unit on in the fall, but if you didn’t, then you should get in touch with our HVAC company for a furnace inspection. We can diagnose and fix any problems we discover, and you can feel good about using your furnace for the rest of the winter. If you hear odd noises or smell any strange odors coming from your furnace, then turn off the unit and call us for furnace repairs immediately.
Many homeowners use space heaters to heat drafty rooms or reduce their reliance on their furnace, but space heaters are some of the most dangerous products you can purchase. In addition to drawing more power than almost every furnace on the market, space heaters account for roughly 55,000 fires in the United States each year. If you do use a space heater in your home, never leave it on if you leave the house or will be in another room for more than a few minutes. Additionally, make sure that your space heater cannot be knocked over by pets or children, and always make sure that nothing flammable is underneath or next to the unit.
We hope that today’s post will help you keep your home safe as the holidays approach. We know that the holiday season is keeping you busier than ever, but we’re here to help you with furnace repairs should you need them! Give us a call or fill out the form below to get in touch with our Denver HVAC company. We look forward to speaking with you!