Top of the Line Cool Weather Comfort
As Oklahomans, we get to experience the hottest of hots to the coldest of colds. And, as we dive deeper into this cooler weather, it’s important that we are prepared. Because, as you know, Oklahoma likes to surprise us with the occasional snow storm or ice freeze – and you don’t want to be caught off guard.
That being said, it’s time to talk about furnace safety and maintenance.
Let’s get one thing out of the way… furnace tune ups are NOT a waste of money.
In fact, they can save you money in the long run. And, a full-functioning furnace is KEY to keeping your home safe and comfortable. For one, your furnace can freeze if not properly taken care of. To keep your furnace doing its job, schedule an inspection. We can come out and fix insulation, add a heating cable, drain the lines, and make any necessary upgrades to ensure your home stays warm all winter long.
In the meantime, there are a few things you can do from home to keep you and your family safe
1. Keep air flowing
Your furnace needs air to work properly. Otherwise, it’ll use what it can, possibly stripping your home of oxygen – NOT GOOD! And, on a smaller scale, when your furnace doesn’t receive enough airflow, it’ll work harder to heat your home and therefore cost you more money.
2. Keep your house clean
Did you know that dust is a fire hazard? Make sure your floors, particularly around your furnace, are cleaned regularly to prevent fires and close calls.
3. Replace your air filters
This is a common tip across all areas of home safety, comfort and air quality. Replacing your air filters regularly is relatively easy and helps make sure your home is clean and your appliances are running properly.
4. Test your smoke detectors
As humans, we simply make mistakes. Make sure all alarms and detectors in your home, smoke and carbon monoxide alike, are working properly. In case of an emergency, you want to be prepared.
5. Practice safety
Place rules around the furnace. Keep pets away from it. Make sure your children know not to mess with it. And if YOU are unsure whether something is safe, call a professional. It’s all fun and games until it’s not. Make sure everyone knows what to do in case of a fire!
At the end of the day, it is always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to your furnace. If it’s been awhile since it’s been inspected, please contact us and we can make sure it’s in tip-top shape. For just $95 per unit, we’ll give you a thorough inspection of your system, a carbon monoxide test, a combustion safety test, and a routine maintenance and cleaning. We are just a phone call away and truly care about making sure your home is safe and comfortable this holiday season.