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How Do You Know Your Heater Is Operating Safely?

Do you feel confident that your heating system is operating safely? Unfortunately, it’s hard to tell. Simply by looking at your heating system, you probably won’t know (with an untrained eye) whether or not you’re at risk for a carbon monoxide leak, a gas leak, or a home fire. So how will you know if your heater is unsafe?

Schedule Annual Maintenance Visits for Your Heater Every Year

Annual heating system maintenance visits may help your heater run more efficiently and prevent sudden breakdowns in the winter. In addition, you get the opportunity to learn about any potential safety hazards within your heating system. Your furnace or boiler may have issues with the heat exchanger or a connection that requires professional repair or replacement. Alternatively, you may gain peace of mind that your heater is working safely at the moment. Schedule your appointment with a reputable HVAC technician this fall.

Only Allow Qualified HVAC Technicians to Work on Your System

When you do need repairs for your HVAC system or a new installation, it’s not worth it to trust someone who is not a qualified, experienced HVAC technician. That means someone who is trained specifically on heating and air conditioning systems, not someone who is a general “handyman.”

Have Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detectors in Place

You simply cannot guarantee that your heating system operates safely. If you have smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors in place, though, you will at least know that you and your family members can get out safely in case there is a major hazard. Make sure you have smoke detectors for every bedroom and living area, and that you have a carbon monoxide detector on every floor—especially if you use gas appliances.

Call Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning for heating system inspections and more for your home in Colorado Springs, CO.

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