Total Air & Heat Offers Tips to Prep for Cold Weather

Cold weather and heating season is a good time to check homes for possible safety hazards.

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Plano, TX (PRWEB) September 27, 2013

Cold weather and heating season is a vital time to check for carbon monoxide, fire hazards, and just to make sure heating systems are working when needed.

Anyone who uses a room or central heater, electric or gas, is encouraged to do this check at the start of the fall season, or before turning on the heater for the first time. Carbon monoxide and other heating-related issues can cause death and other serious health-related problems, as well as fire and property damage.

Checking heating systems or room heaters before the cooler weather is extremely important. Everyone should at least turn on their heater this time of year before they need it to make sure it starts and operates, and more importantly, that it is safe to operate. To do this, turn the temperature setting up higher than the current indoor temperature to force the heater on. Check closely for any noticeable heat coming out of vents. For carbon monoxide detectors, go to a local hardware store and pick up enough for each sleeping area and mount them on the wall with batteries.

The better and safer way to go about this is to have a company like Total Air & Heat, a Plano-based company that services and repairs heating units, come out for a fall tune-up and safety check to make sure that there are no cracks in the heater allowing the flame to go where it can start a fire or leak carbon monoxide. Their technicians have state-of-the-art tools to check for carbon monoxide in the air and use cameras that snake through the equipment to look for leaks easily. Carbon monoxide detectors found at local hardware stores mounted by sleeping areas can also help in case a problem develops in the future.

For more information about Total Air & Heat, visit http://www.totalair.com, or call them at 972-607-4657.

About the company:

Total Air & Heat employs highly skilled technicians who have attended trade schools to learn proper installation and repair techniques. In addition, the technicians are required to attend a minimum of two manufacturer training schools each year, thus keeping their skills on the leading edge of technology. Their many services include air conditioning repair, air conditioning service, furnace repair, heating repair and heating service throughout the north Dallas area.

In 1957, Fred Lauten proudly founded Total Air & Heat Co. to provide top-quality air conditioning and heating service to local homes and businesses. The company is a rapidly growing multi-million dollar air conditioning contractor business. In 1999 Fred retired, and his son Steve has taken this family-owned company into the new millennium with style. Please visit their website http://www.totalairdfw.com for more information.


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