Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) January 09, 2014
HVACED.com, or Arizona HVAC Education, urged readers to use caution during the operation of heating systems, main and supplementary alike. This urging came in the wake of the January 3rd Berkshire Eagle article, entitled “Fire Officials Give Advice for Safe Home Heating in Frigid Weather.” The article discussed safety in heating systems, particularly during extreme weather conditions. In response, HVAC Education encouraged readers to adhere to safety precautions and practice smart HVAC system use to avoid loss or injury.
Edward Damon’s article highlighted the vast importance of safety during low temperatures, including the use of gas and electric heating devices, chimneys, and carbon monoxide detectors. These three items of business are the most common sources of trouble, according to Damon, and warrant the implementation of above-and-beyond safety practices, including constant checks of all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, only burning certain types of wood, and using electrical heating sparingly.
Consumers typically use heating and cooling systems without a second thought, turning thermostat dials up and down without prejudice. This can prove unsafe, however, heaters and air conditioners that require maintenance, care, and repair just as much as a vehicle or computer. For this reason, it is important to perform routine inspection and maintenance of one’s heating system, including replacing filters and taking note of any changes in performance. This could include any unusual smells or noises during use. If any changes occur, homeowners should seek professional help as soon as possible, taking the professional’s HVAC training into account. Problems left untreated can result in electrical shortages, or gas leaks, causing irreversible damage to both the unit itself and the home involved.
Edward Damon is a staff writer for the Berkshire Eagle. The Eagle provides the latest in local news for Massachusetts, including lifestyle, entertainment, and business.
Following Berkshire Eagle’s article regarding safety in frigid temperatures, HVAC Education urged homeowners to practice safe HVAC system use. Though it may at first seem a daunting or inconvenient task, simple maintenance is quick and easy, and only requires a few minutes. Homeowners should take care to replace filters the moment the current filter becomes clogged or dirt-laden. If any changes in performance are noted (such as an acrid smell or novel noise), a professional with HVAC training should be contacted to inspect the system. Following these simple rules will not only prevent destruction in one’s home, but will also ensure that maximum performance of one’s HVAC system.
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