December 25, 2018
As the temperatures continue to drop around our service area (East Bay, Sacramento, San Jose, and nearby), more and more people will be relying on their favorite heat source to keep warm and comfortable in their Northern California home.
Whether that means a gas furnace, space heater, fireplace, or some combination, we want you to be safe this winter, so we put together these quick heating safety tips for you.
Fireplaces and wood-burning stoves are popular in many Northern Californian homes for their ambiance.
If you rely on wood-burning stoves or fireplaces to provide or supplement heat to your home, make sure you understand the potential dangers.
Use these heating safety tips to keep your home and family safe:
The most popular way to heat homes in Northern California is with a gas furnace. While properly maintained gas furnaces are very safe, the heating process involves a flame and fuel, which means there is always potential for a problem.
You can avoid most problems by following these tips:
Many people use electric and gas space heaters in their homes for supplemental heat. If you turn down the heating system and stay in one area where the space heater is, you can actually save some money on your energy bill. Just make sure you turn down the thermostat first; otherwise, you are spending more money.
However, it is important to remember that space heaters are just that – supplemental heat. They are not designed to replace your home heating system and can cause problems when used in this way.
Here are some important space heater safety tips:
As the cold weather continues throughout much of Northern California, keep your family safe by observing these heating safety tips this winter.
If you have any questions about your heating system, don’t hesitate to Ask a Champion. Schedule a professional HVAC tune-up today: