Preparing for This Year’s Winter With Heating Fire Safety

Keeping Your Home Safe From Fire Hazards

Heaters are the second most common cause of home fires. With winter approaching, it’s important to take some time to inspect your heater to ensure that it’s ready for the upcoming season. As part of your inspection, it’s important to make sure that both your heater and home are safe.

Here are some tips about heating fire safety from HVAC professionals to help you keep your home and family safe this winter.

Remember Heater and Furnace Filters

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The average air filter should be changed at least every 90 days and should be replaced at any time that it’s visibly dirty. It can be hard to remember to change your filters, and even the most conscientious homeowners sometimes fall behind on the task.

While this can be an easy task to overlook, it’s important to stay up to date with this home maintenance. Changing air filters ensures that any flammable materials caught in the filter are removed.

This is an important part of fire safety. Plus, keeping your air filters clean helps to improve your home’s air quality and ensures your HVAC unit functions more effectively. So while it can be an easy task to overlook, make sure that you stay on top of heater and furnace filters.

Space Heater Risks

Space heaters can be an effective way to keep your home warm on some of the coldest days, yet they should always be used with extreme caution. An alarming number of home fires are started by space heaters, so it’s important to always be vigilant when using one of these heaters.

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A space heater should never be on without someone present to attend to it. Plus, it’s smart to make using a space heater a little safer by investing in one with an emergency cut-off or an automatic shut-down feature.

This will help to prevent a fire even if the unit should fall or tip over. Whatever type of space heater you’re using, it’s important to always be cautious when doing so.

Updating Home Insurance

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Unfortunately, accidents are just that, accidents. Often, they cannot be avoided or prevented. While you can’t stop all bad things from happening, you can take steps to prepare for these events.

One such step is by having adequate home insurance. With winter approaching, now is a good time to check your home insurance coverage to ensure that it covers fires.

If it doesn’t, make some adjustments so that it does. This is an easy way to protect your home and family. Hopefully, this information will help to keep you safe this winter. If you have any questions or concerns, it’s a good idea to contact an HVAC professional.

Call Kuhn Air Conditioning

Kuhn Air Conditioning is committed to keeping its customers’ homes comfortable and safe. Meeting customers’ needs is their priority, so they always provide a thorough diagnosis and honest recommendations.

Their team is available to meet any HVAC needs that you have and is committed to providing long-term solutions and support. They are the trusted solution for the Nashville area.