Sarasota Winter Home Heating Safety Tips

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winter home heating Winter home heating comes with its own set of challenges. Unlike cooler air, heat has a tendency to encourage combustion when improperly used. The Centers for Disease Control estimate that on average 400 people die annually from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning. A significant portion of these deaths occur during winter time from faulty home heating implementation. Modern Air & Refrigeration your local Sarasota HVAC experts has put together a set of tips for you to avoid winter home heating dangers such as carbon monoxide poisoning and fires.

Winter Home Heating Safety: Carbon Monoxide Safety

The two most prominent dangers to you and your home this winter will come in the form of fire and carbon monoxide. Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that can cause sudden illness and death. It’s produced any time a fossil fuel is burned such as a grill, your heating system depending on the type, and your car.  Your first line of defense against carbon monoxide is a handy carbon monoxide detector. What are equally as important as the CO detector are your regular checks on its batteries. Additionally the CDC recommends yearly checks on your home HVAC system to catch any low-level leaks your detector might miss.

Winter Home Heating Safety: Preventing Fires

The U.S. Fire Administration estimates that 890 people die in winter home fires every year, accompanied by over $2 billion in property loss. Heating related fires were second only to fires caused by cooking. FEMA recommends yearly maintenance on HVAC units to catch any issues before they aggravate to the point of a fire. To prevent potential home fires from HVAC issues FEMA recommends at minimum yearly AC unit maintenance cleaning and checks. You should keep any flammable materials at least three feet away from all heat sources. And finally never use an oven to heat your home regardless of the situation.

Modern Air & Refrigeration Maintenance Deal

Sarasota’s premier HVAC contractor understands that with the heating bills pilling up AC maintenance might be put on the backburner. With this in mind we have a special HVAC performance inspection for only $49. The inspection includes drain service and air filter replacement if proper size is provided when calling. Our inspection includes full performance testing and evaluation accompanied by a written report.

Call Modern Air and Refrigeration’s 24/7 line at (941) 727-0330 or send us a quick message to schedule your discounted HVAC inspection.