3 HVAC Safety Concerns You Need To Know About
The safety of your home and your loved ones should be your top priority. Who would prefer to stay in a house where peril lurks? Always see to it that you are aware of the risks that can inhabit within your residence.Your Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) system could be a source of danger for your family. Before you have your HVAC stripped out, you can minimize these risks through consciousness and preventive measures.
Unhealthy Air Quality
Given that your heating and cooling system will be pumping out a lot of air into your living spaces, they could be supplying an unhealthy quality of it. If these are not given attention for a long time, then dust, dirt and other allergens may settle inside. These are then transported within your residence once it’s operating. These particles could cause respiratory conditions if frequently inhaled.
Mold could also grow on your HVAC’s surfaces due to high humidity. You may address this to a professional so they can pinpoint what is causing excessive moisture inside your system. Once found, have it fixed immediately. The best way to prevent these is to have your units, and other elements cleaned and serviced by technicians at least once or twice a year.
Electrical And Fire Hazards
The HVAC utilizes electricity, and some may try to tinker with it. Remember that these are complex and require proper training to avoid inducing damage while fixing it. Average people who fiddle with this expose themselves to the chance of getting electrocuted. Doing this also invalidates your warranty, and may even harm your equipment.
Now, this isn’t always brought about by tampering, but your wirings could be faulty and may result in a fire if not addressed right away. Any burning smell should then not be taken lightly. Once you sense this scent, turn off your power supply. If this persists, then call the fire department and have all the occupants vacate the place.
Always have the experts inspect your system, aside from the usual maintenance and cleaning sessions. This would help you greatly in avoiding the said incidents from occurring.
Gas is highly flammable, and it’s also odorless! Fortunately, the enterprises which supply this integrated a rotten egg smell so people may notice it during a leak. So if you detect the aroma of eggs that have gone bad, but haven’t got any, then open all your windows and doors, turn off all electrical appliances and gadgets, close your gas line, do not ignite any flame, vacate your residence, and have the firefighters come over.
A plumbing company must always check your gas connection annually to avoid this from happening. If you find there is a reason to do this earlier, then don’t hesitate to do so.
A lot of things in your home have their respective dangers that come with them. Understanding things better so we can minimize the accidents from happening. If you have any concerns, always speak to a professional. Call TDI Air Conditioning at (903) 597-8381 for any HVAC issues. Our technicians are licensed and willing to help.