Did you know that getting your home ready for winter is important for your family’s safety and well being during the colder months? John, one of the owners here at Davis Home Services, recently spoke to the news after a devastating fire caused by problems in the chimney.
While we didn’t get to examine this house specifically, we know that problems like these can often be prevented with a bit of heating maintenance. Here’s what you need to know to protect your home and do your best to avoid problems like the ones that family suffered.
Take Care of Your Furnace Filters
Get your home’s heating ready for winter by checking the filter in your Burlington furnace or Cherry Hill furnace. If they look dirty or you’re not sure how long it has been since they were replaced, change them just in case. While the time between filter changes can vary based on the type of furnace you have, the type of filters you use, the number of people in your home, and more, we suggest changing them AT LEAST every six months, if not more frequently.
If you’re not sure how to change your furnace filters, don’t waste time feeling bad about it. Many people don’t know much about their HVAC system. Give us a call and we’ll come show you how to change your filter so you can do it in the future.
Have a Professional Check Your Systems
In fact, it’s important to get a professional furnace inspection at least once a year. This not only allows us to change your filters, it also lets us:
- Clean out dust and debris that can block airflow or cause fires
- Test each part of your furnace to make sure it’s working the way it was designed to
- Perform a visual inspection of your entire HVAC system
If we find that you need furnace repair in Cherry Hill, Burlington or the surrounding areas, we’ll get right on it. In fact, your annual furnace checkup can find all sorts of problems that might otherwise get missed in the normal course of things.
Fireplace & Chimney
In addition to getting a furnace inspection, have a professional check your chimney, too, especially if you plan to use your fireplace to help heat your home this winter. Wood fires can be a great complement to using your heating system, but you need to ensure safety above all else.
Smoke & CO2 Detectors
You will also want to check the functionality of your smoke detectors and CO2 detectors. These provide a safeguard for you and your family in case there’s still a problem after your annual furnace checkup. They can notify you of a problem and help you keep your family safe!
Help from the HVAC Pros
Invest in getting your home’s heating ready for winter now. You may never know what disasters you averted but you can be sure that you’re doing the right thing for your home. Contact us at Davis Home Services for professional help with your Burlington heating or Cherry Hill heating!