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10-27-2022

HVAC Home Safety Tips Every Homeowner Should Know

If you've ever gone up to the attic in your home and found it stuffy and airless, or been curled up under some blankets while trying to sleep at night because the heat or A/C wasn't working just right, then you know how important making sure your HVAC system is working well is. Perfect Temp Systems offers AC repair to keep your homes comfortable. Here are a few tips on keeping it running its best so that no one in your family ever has a sleepless night or passes out from the heat again, so you will know when to reach out to an HVAC company for assistance.

Power Down

It's important to power down your HVAC system while away from home. This can prevent damage to your system and extend its life. If you don't have a programmable thermostat, consider getting one. They're relatively inexpensive and can save you money on energy costs.

Clear the Area

If there is an accident in your home or office and the fire department needs to access your HVAC system, they will need to be able to get close enough for their tools to work on it. Ensure nothing is blocking their path to the unit so they can get in if necessary.

Get, Test, and Maintain Detectors

Inspect smoke detectors before each heating season to ensure they are working properly. It's also important to test carbon monoxide (CO) detectors every month by pushing their test button or pulling their battery tab out for three seconds and then replacing it if needed.

Avoid Portable Heaters

Portable heaters are tempting when temperatures drop below freezing, but they can be dangerous. These devices produce carbon monoxide (CO), an odorless, colorless gas that can kill within minutes. If you have a portable heater in your home, make sure everyone knows not to use it if they feel dizzy or nauseous or if it makes them feel like they have a headache. You should also keep these heaters at least three feet away from anything combustible (including furniture, curtains, and bedding) and never leave them unattended — even when they’re turned off!

Regularly Scheduled Preventive Maintenance

You should schedule your HVAC system for regular maintenance every year or two. The technicians will check all the major components in your system and ensure everything is working properly before winter begins. This way, you'll know if there are any issues with your system before they become big problems during cold weather months.

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Extra blankets, more layers of clothing, a well-insulated coat, and a snuggly scarf can add to a warm room even when the temperature outside is cold. Turning off excess lights and electrical appliances also lowers electric usage, producing less heat that you have to contend with indoors. Maintaining the proper humidity level can also help prevent health problems from excessively dry air. We are an HVAC company in Dahlonega specializing in keeping your home at the perfect temperature for you and your family.