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Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning Blog : Archive for the ‘Home Safety’ Category
The National Fire Data Center has determined that annually almost 3,000 residential fires are caused by clothes dryers. “Failure to clean” was the root cause of 34 percent of these fires. This is a hazard that easily can be avoided by having your dryer vent professionally cleaned on a regular basis.
Taking off on a trip means you’ll have to take time to prepare your home for your absence. These secure-home tips can help you cover the bases with your air conditioning system. Instead of turning it off when you leave, letting it run while you’re away, albeit at a higher temperature than usual, can discourage would-be intruders and protect the contents of your home.
Along with promoting peak energy efficiency in the home and the safe operation of heating and cooling systems, it’s imperative that homeowners give home safety the attention it deserves. The risk of electrical, chemical and fire hazards exists in every home. Here’s a home safety inspection checklist you can use to eliminate possible safety hazards, so your family can rest assured home is as safe as possible.