Heating contractor Hoffmann Brothers believes that having a ‘holly jolly Christmas and holiday season begins with your household’s safety. That is why they are providing homeowners in St. Louis, Jefferson and St. Charles County with a few simple tips for having a safe holiday season.
Place holiday decorations, thoughtfully.
Among the decorations of the season, the Christmas tree commands the most attention to safety. Whether it’s artificial or authentic, the tree should be clear of any heating systems. The fireplace, central air units, furnaces, portable heaters and stored should be far away from the tree to avoid any mishaps.
While the tree is often the focus of decorating it is also important that residential property owners carefully place the rest of their Christmas decorations. Lights, lit candles and other flammable or potentially hazardous items should be kept out of the path of holiday decorations and inaccessible to children.
Update all carbon monoxide detectors.
With the cool weather comes the use of gas fireplaces and whole house heating systems, so it is important to make sure that your carbon monoxide detectors are functioning properly. Carbon monoxide is an invisible, odorless lethal gas that without a detector would go unnoticed. Engage the test button of your carbon monoxide detector to make sure it’s working; check the system’s expiration date as well as the batteries.
Have the heating system checked.
A household’s comfort system can be its best friend. But when a heating system is improperly cared for it can become a home’s worst threat. A dirty, improperly maintained heating system has the potential to lead to hazardous scenarios around the home. Not only does annual maintenance help protect your home from mishaps and malfunctions, regular inspections also ensure energy efficiency, saving homeowners between 5 to 15 percent a year.
Whether it’s an emergency house call or for regular heating repair, Hoffmann Brothers is available to help 24/7.
Hoffmann Brothers wishes you and your family a
happy and safe holiday season.