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4 Safety Tips from Our Charleston Heating Service

January 25, 2016

The demand for heating at this time of year is high, but the demand for heating that is both safe and effective should be even higher. While a well-working heating system is exactly what you need at this time of year, you also need to put the safety and well-being of you and your family into serious consideration. The low temperatures outside are already concerning enough, and the last thing you need is a residential fire due to heating system malfunctions.

The main goal of our Charleston heating service this winter is to see you with comfortable heating that keeps your safety in mind. Throughout our years of service, we’ve seen plenty of homeowners who mistake “great” heating for “safe” heating, and we’re here to separate fact from fiction. In addition, we can provide you any installation, repair, replacement, and any maintenance you may need to ensure this winter is your warmest and safest to date!

What Does Our Charleston Heating Service Recommend?

The winter season more than any other sees a heightened risk of residential fires due heating system malfunction or poor heating safety practices. Our team of heating experts are here to direct you down the right path, so take a look a few safety tips we can offer you:

  1. Never Heat Home with Oven: Many homeowners use their oven to heat their home, unware this action can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning.  Stick with just cooking meals in your oven instead!
  2. Seek Professional Service: No matter the service, you need an experienced professional to handle heating system work. While there are certainly handymen out there who can do the job, under no circumstance should you settle for lesser quality service. A professional will conduct work according to local codes and consult with you on estimates for service.
  3. Keep a Safe Distance: Anything flammable must be kept at least three feet away from your heating system to reduce the risk of a fire. Of course, this distance isn’t limited to household objects. If you have small children or pets in your home, also keep them three feet away so they avoid harm.
  4. Turn off Portable Heaters: When you’re going to bed or leaving the house for the day, turn off your portable heaters to lower the risk of residential fires. As with your heating systems, also keep anything flammable away from portable heaters.

Contact LimRic today if you want to learn more on how you can stay safe this winter from our Charleston heating service!

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