HVAC in Santa Rosa, Petaluma, and Sonoma County: Winter Safety Tips for Heating Your Home

HVAC in Santa Rosa, Petaluma, and Sonoma County: Winter Safety Tips for Heating Your Home

If your heating system is properly installed and maintained, and you have carbon monoxide detectors and smoke detectors with good batteries in your home, you are not likely to have any HVAC-related safety issues. Wintertime hazards are far more likely to stem from other methods of heating your home. This winter, be sure to remember and follow these safety tips from Moore HVAC in Santa Rosa, Petaluma, and Sonoma County.

Winter Heating Safety Tips

1. Have your chimney inspected.

Even people with a good HVAC system like to have fires in the fireplace for a cozy atmosphere sometimes. Make sure your fireplace is safe by having your chimney inspected every year and/or after an earthquake. We want your fire to stay in the fireplace.

2. Install/Check Carbon Monoxide Detectors

If you have gas heating or use your fireplace, you need carbon monoxide detectors. Carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas that is produced by heaters, furnaces, and fireplaces, among other things. If everything’s working properly, the levels of carbon monoxide won’t become dangerous. If something goes wrong, you need those detectors to alert you. Carbon monoxide poisoning can make you sick, or in severe situations, even cause death.

3. Install/Check Smoke Detectors

These tips go for any time of year, but make sure you check the batteries in you smoke detectors this winter. More people have fires in the fireplace, light candles, and use space heaters this time of year.

4. Don’t Leave Space Heaters Unattended

That includes sleep! Never fall asleep with a space heater on. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that approximately 25,000 residential fires are associated with space heaters every year. Make sure to turn space heaters off when you leave a room or go to sleep, and keep flammable objects away from them at all times.

5. Inspect Cords

When you get out all those lights, make sure that the cords have not been damaged. If they have, time for new ones!

6. Don’t Leave Candles Unattended

Most people know this, but sometimes they forget they have a candle burning. When you do your “leaving the house” or “going to sleep” routine checks, don’t forget “did I put out the candles?”

7. Get Your HVAC Inspected and Maintained

After years of installing and servicing HVAC in Santa Rosa, Petaluma, and Sonoma County, we can tell you that not only will proper HVAC maintenance keep your system working efficiently and prolong its life, inspection will also let you rest assured that there are no leaks or any other problems that might affect your safety. We love our customers to be happy with our service, our work, and their peace of mind.

Have a safe winter season, and if you need installation or service of your HVAC in Santa Rosa, Petaluma, or Sonoma County, check out the testimonials and then CONTACT US or call (707) 433-2250. Moore Heating and Air Conditioning will get it 100% right or it’s 100% free.