How to stay warm and safe this winter

How to stay warm and safe this winter

When you imagine the modern home in winter, you conjure up images of being cosy and comfortable. It’s easy to switch the heater on and forget about safety when all you want is to unwind and relax into the season.

As the colder months approach and heaters are plugged in, it’s important to think about appliance choice, maintenance and how to minimise the risk of an incident. Heater safety and fire alarm maintenance are key to ensuring your home and loved ones are protected.

Consider appliance safety when building or renovating

Deciding on which heating and cooling system to choose in a new or renovated home can be difficult with so many options on the market.

Split air conditioning systems are one of the most energy-efficient options available that heat and cool spaces in a short time. Ducted heating can also be a great investment if you’re looking for a customisable heating system that can be set-and-forget. Not only are these options some of the best financial investments – as upgrading to a newer system can reduce your energy bills – they are also some of the safest.

Common issues with heaters to watch out for

Homes relying on older portable or fixed electric, radiant or combustion systems can have a higher chance of causing a fire or injury. This is because many of these appliances rely on producing heat to change the temperature. This carries the risk of the appliance overheating and reacting to other things like carpets or fabrics, or causing electrical fires if a socket is overloaded. Both split and ducted heating systems use a different approach to creating warmth, making them safer.

Older systems can also leave vents or fans exposed. Be careful with children or pets in the home as they can be curious and an easy mistake touching a hot element can be harmful.

Service your heating system to keep it in great condition for your health

Heater service and maintenance are an important part of safeguarding your home’s air quality. Ensuring the air entering the building is clean and free of toxins is performed by the filters in your units. It’s easy to forget that filters need to be monitored and changed. This is one of the many tasks Vaccaro conduct when performing a service.

Our experience has taught us that regular annual servicing is the optimal time-frame to keep units performing. A service can pick up on wear and tear and increases the chance of stopping major malfunctions before they occur.

Trust qualified professionals to protect your family and home

As heaters have technologically improved and installations have become more regulated, the home is becoming safer. A modern heating system that’s installed and maintained by experts is the best choice you can make for your financial and physical health.

That’s why it’s crucial that whoever is installing your system is a qualified tradesperson who follows strict electrical codes. Our team of experienced air conditioning and heating specialists has been working in the industry for decades. So, you can rest assured that your home’s heating system is in good hands.

If you’d like to speak to a specialist about updating your heating or booking in a service.

Get in touch with us today

Customer Reviews

Metropolitan Building

Vaccaro team have always been excellent to deal with because of the Professional team they employ.They have the right experience to cater for all types of builds, there communication is outstanding from Melinda and Rose at the Consultation stage, Anthony there onsite Supervisor and the electricians that have been working on my Homes.
Thank you

Mitch S

Melinda assisted me with planning the layout of my home electrical plan. She was friendly and excellent with providing many options for light fittings and lighting placement in the home. Highly Recommend!

Jeff L

Fantastic service the whole way through, booking the job was easy and the electricians who completed the work were friendly, took all required safety measures and the price was more than reasonable. Definitely recommend using Vaccaro.

Roger L

Vaccaro was the original electrical installer of my home. Their workmanship and materials were of excellent quality. They were extremely helpful, efficient and friendly whenever I asked for help. My special regards to Cameron for responding to my after-sales requests promptly and Robert for helping me resolve some technical issues and enhancing my understanding of the wiring system design.

Vaccaro was also the original air-conditioning installer of my home. Sonya and her teams were very polite and attentive and provided speedy responses to servicing requests. The technicians are well trained and equipped and as a result the refrigerant leak was fixed in no time. They also made good the controls and carried out air balancing.


I was a little nervous doing my electrical appointment on my own as my partner was unavailable. Janae (Electrical Design Consultant) was friendly, helpful and had a clear understanding of everything, making the electrical appointment stress-free. Janae was quick with responding to any enquiries or emails. I was very happy with her service & would highly recommend.


Richard was very reliable, very responsive, and very polite. He also took special care to make sure I was happy with the service provided. Thank you very much, highly recommended.


Richard was reliable, responsive and polite. He also took special care to make sure I was happy with the service provided. Thank you very much, would not hesitate to recommend.


Happy to give a big thumbs up and thank you to Richard in the sales team and the guys who replaced our 22 year old full ducted system in our double storey home, with a new Daikin 20kw system. Only installed one day and already appreciate how quiet the unit is. Despite the rain they were through the job in a few hours and were completely professional, very happy to recommend this company.


Thank you, Richard, Jimmy, and the rest of the Vaccaro team, for providing such timely and professional service, installing a split air conditioning system in my home today. Jimmy’s level of awareness to be respectful of the peace and cleanliness of the property during the installation was greatly appreciated. My apartment feels lovely and toasty – I may never leave!


Had a recent appointment with Belinda to organise the electricals for my first home build. She was professional, knowledgeable and extremely helpful with assisting me pick the best electrical option for the built. I’m super excited and can’t wait to see the quality of work from Vaccaro Group!!

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