HVAC Education Urged HVAC Professionals to Educate Homeowners on Heating Safety

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In the wake of The Southern Illinoisan’s January 10th article entitled “Need for Heat Boosts House Fire Occurrences,” HVAC Education urged HVAC professionals to educate homeowners on heating safety, both from professional equipment and space heaters.

HVAC Education strongly encouraged individuals with professional HVAC training to properly educate homeowners on heating safety, including the proper use of both professional equipment and supplementary equipment. This urging came in response to the January 10th TheSouthern.com article, “Need for Heat Boosts House Fire Occurrences.” The article identified the months most commonly associated with house fires as those most commonly associated with heavy HVAC system use. Noting the correlation, HVAC Education impressed the importance of proper use on HVAC professionals and consumers both.

Dustin Duncan composed an article regarding winter fires and their root cause. The most common cause of fires include improper space heater use and the use of a heating system—including a fireplace—without adequate maintenance and repairs.

HVAC Education knows that HVAC professionals perform many functions in the home, aside from installing and repairing HVAC systems. HVAC Education encouraged professionals in the industry to properly educate homeowners and consumers on the proper use of all heating and cooling equipment, including equipment not directly affected by the professional. Professionals should educate homeowners on the benefits and potential detractors of fireplaces, wood-burning stoves, and space heaters, as well as the importance of regular maintenance on existing heating systems. For a professional, simple education may not seem significant, but with those for whom heating and cooling are mysteries, this education can be the difference between a house fire and safety.

Dustin Duncan is a writer for The Southern Illinoisan. The publication, both print and online (TheSouthern.com), provides southern Illinois with local and national news.

Contrary to what many professionals and homeowners think, HVACED.com believes that HVAC professionals have a responsibility to their consumers to educate them on the proper use and etiquette regarding heating systems, including systems that may exist outside of the worker’s immediate job. HVAC Education believes that because improper use is frequently recognized as the culprit of winter home fires, a simple series of educational tips and tricks may assist homeowners in the safe and effective use of their new equipment, resulting in both happy customers and satisfied HVAC employees.

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HVACED.com is a website devoted to providing HVAC students and professionals with up-to-date information about the industry, as well as offering tips for prime customer appreciation and professional satisfaction.

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