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Heating Safety Tips

After another long, hot summer, many homeowners are looking forward to cooler weather. Before long, though, the weather is going to cool down enough that we’ll have to start heating our homes regularly. Modern heating systems are safer and more reliable than ever before, but no heating system is ever going to be 100% perfect. That is why heating your home safely must be kept in mind. 

Here are a few potential safety issues that you may run into with your heater at some point. Remember, if you have any cause for concern, you must hire professional heating technicians in Kingsburg, CA. Otherwise, you simply put your safety at even greater risk.

Gas Leaks

Natural gas is an incredibly popular fuel used for heating homes in this country, and is only growing in popularity as more and more homeowners are leaving oil-fueled systems behind completely. Natural gas is piped directly into the home, so it is very convenient and need not be delivered or stored on-site. However, the gas leak is a real concern of which homeowners should be aware. If you notice the sulfuric odor of natural gas in your home, the result of an additive that gives it its distinctive rotten egg smell, exit your house and contact the appropriate authorities immediately.

Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide is a byproduct of the incomplete combustion of fuels such as wood, natural gas, propane, oil, and gasoline. When your heating system is professionally installed and serviced, ensuring that it is venting properly, carbon monoxide should not be introduced to your home. If it is, the danger is very real. CO has no odor, color, or taste, so it is all but impossible for homeowners to detect unassisted. That is why having hardwired carbon monoxide detectors with battery backups installed throughout your home is so important.

Burning Odors

If your heater is emitting a strange odor, it may simply be dust burning away after a season of non-use. However, it is also possible that you have a serious issue on your hands, so a professional assessment is important. Burning odors in particular are of concern, as they could indicate a fire hazard.

When you need heating services of any kind, be sure to call the pros here at Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning. We strive to provide honest answers and solutions to the problems our customers experience while remaining highly competitive in price, and offer the fastest turnaround you can find!