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A Helpful Heating Safety Checklist

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You’ve got a heater in your home and it does a great job keeping you warm. Comfort wise, you really can’t ask for much more… but what about your heating safety? Your heating safety isn’t always something that’s so readily evident. What we’re going to do though is help you determine exactly what you’re looking for this winter.

We’re going to breakdown the checklist you need to see today. We’re here for your heating in Montgomery County, PA. Now is the time for you to handle any heating problems that pop up in your home. Here are a few ways to determine if your heater is safe or not.

What To Do

Here are the best things to do to determine if your heater is healthy this winter:

1.      Turn Off Your Heater

The first step to checking out the quality of your heater is always going over and turning off your heater. You don’t want to have a major upset where something goes wrong while you’re trying to check out your heater. Something going wrong means that your personal health, home health, and heating efficiency could be in potential danger. When in doubt, just shut it off before you get into anything else.

2.      Swap Out Your Air Filter

There aren’t many things that you should do as a homeowner with your heater. Most of the time, you’re going to want to leave the majority of the work in the hands of a professional. Swapping out your filter, however, is one simple thing you can do to help your heater.

Your air filter keeps your heater clean. Because of this, you can avoid a whole lot of heating trouble with a simple heating swap. It’s going to help your heater. Make sure that you change your filter at least once a season.

3.      Give It the Once Over

It’s important to take a clear look at your home’s heating system. If you see external signs of wear and tear or corrosion, then you should definitely schedule an appointment with us. Even if you haven’t noticed signs of trouble yet, they’re sure to be on the way if your heater already looks worse for wear.

4.      Sniff It Out

If you notice some foul smells in your home when you run your heater, then it’s time for you to sniff out the problem. Gas scents, scents that are headache inducing, or scents that are just generally unpleasant typically mean that you have a CO problem. Musty smells mean that you have mold problems.

5.      When In Doubt, Call Us

If you ever notice that your heater is acting a little funny, then you’re going to need help with your system. Sometimes, there’s trouble with your heater that just can’t be solved with minor troubleshooting or maintenance. If this is the case for you, then you should pick up the phone or head to our website to schedule an appointment. You never want to leave your heating troubles to chance. We know how to take comprehensive care of your system.

Contact Platinum Plumbing & Heating, Inc. for your heating services this winter.

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