Heating Safety Tips for Your Home

Heating Safety Tips for Your Home

Newly manufactured gas heating systems get safer every year. Still, whether your furnace is 2 years old or 20 years old, there is always a risk of a potential safety issue that threatens your home and family. Make sure your home is safe by following our tips. And if you’re in the Fontana, CA area, make us your choice for heating maintenance each year.

Carbon Monoxide Detectors Are Just As Important as Smoke Alarms

Most people know that smoke detectors belong in every home, no matter what. But carbon monoxide (CO) detectors are not as heavily regulated. Recent legislation makes them required for new homes and rentals in many states, but enforcement can vary for older homes.

Let us be clear: you must have carbon monoxide detectors throughout the home. Carbon monoxide is produced by gas appliances and should vent safely away from the home. But things can go wrong, and your CO detector lets you know if there’s a problem. Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas, so there is no other safe way to learn of its presence.

You Must Maintain a CO Detector

Test your CO alarm each and every month. That way, you know that you will be able to hear the alarm when it goes off. Simply hold down the button and wait for a sound.

However, this doesn’t guarantee that the mechanism is in good shape. You should still replace the batteries every 6 months. And you should replace the unit every 7-10 years.

Have Your Heater Maintained

It’s important to have your heating system maintained every year as well—by a professional heating technician who knows how to look for problems. The right heating technician works for a licensed company and has experience and ongoing training. They will give you an honest professional opinion about the state of your heater and let you know if there is something else you can do to make it run more safely and efficiently.

Contact the friendly technicians at Allstar Home Services for heating service in Fontana, CA.

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