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