HVAC Safety Tips for Your Albuquerque Home
Your HVAC system keeps you warm in the winter and cool in the summer — it’s an important part of your home! But without proper care and attention to safety, it could fail and become a danger to you and your family.
Here are a few tips from the HVAC professionals at R & R Heating & Air to help keep you safe:
1. Free Air Flow
Cleaning or replacing air filters is an important part of HVAC system maintenance. A dirty air filter makes your system work harder and uses more energy, costing you money. A clean filter will help keep your home’s air free of allergens and dust, which is important for the health of your family.
2. Maintain Safety
If your system is 7 years or older, it is imperative that you get it checked. Every system eventually develops cracks in the combustion chamber, which can lead to carbon monoxide leaks that are dangerous to your family’s health.
More than 200 people a year die from carbon monoxide poisoning, and hundreds more are sickened. It is critical to have a qualified R & R Heating & Air technician use our specialized gas detection equipment that tests in parts per million directly at the point of combustion. This sensitive equipment can catch problems before they become major health issues.
3. Change Batteries on Home Carbon Monoxide Detectors
It is important to have a carbon monoxide detector in your home that will alert you to high levels of the colorless, odorless gas. You can even buy fire detectors that also detect carbon monoxide. And having batteries that work are as important as having a carbon monoxide detector in your home. Test your detectors at least once a month and replace weak or dead batteries.
Having a carbon monoxide detector in your home is a great back-up plan. But having a qualified professional checking for carbon monoxide leaks at the source is your first, and most important, defense.
4. Maintain Your System
Proper system maintenance is one of the key elements of HVAC safety. Seasonal maintenance from the heating and air professionals at R & R Heating & Air will keep your system running smoothly and efficiently. We’ll perform safety checks and look for parts that need repair or replacement before they fail.
An annual inspection will help maximize the efficiency of your system and increase the comfort in your home. You can contact us at any time for a preventative maintenance appointment with one of our knowledgeable, professional technicians.
Keeping Our Albuquerque Customers Safe and Comfortable!
At R & R Heating & Air, we do everything possible to keep you and your family safe. We offer preventative maintenance agreements for twice-yearly safety and maintenance checks, and we’re always here for heating and air emergencies!