March 2, 2020
If you have a gas water heater or furnace inside your Orlando home, the equipment’s operation may be putting your family’s health and safety in jeopardy. It’s crucial to understand this potential hazard, so you can take measures to ensure you have a healthy and safe home air supply.
November 16, 2019
Easter is coming! One of the most fun annual traditions is the Easter egg hunt. But if you’re hosting one in your home for the neighborhood kids, there are a number of concerns, in terms of both comfort and safety. Here are a few tips to help you host a safe Easter egg hunt.
February 21, 2019
Does your home electrical wiring meet the demands of the 21st century? Many existing homes today were built during an era of far fewer electrical components—basically lighting, TV, HVAC and a few appliances. Today, however, demands on that original wiring and electrical panel have soared and may routinely exceed what the system’s designed to accommodate. …
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January 29, 2019
Furnaces powered by natural gas are a common way to heat homes in our area. Natural gas is for the most part a very safe fuel, but there are some hazards associated with it and it pays to be on the alert for gas leaks especially. Leaking gas can cause fires and explosions, and can …
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January 17, 2019
If you’ve purchased an Orlando-area home with a boiler, or you’re considering installing radiant heating, it’s important to learn how this kind of system works and its upkeep needs. Most boilers burn gas to heat water inside a tank, which gets pumped through underfloor-tubing or piped through radiators installed in each room. Here’s what else …
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September 18, 2018
A space heater can warm up a chilly spot in the house, but is it safe? About 25,000 home fires every year in the U.S. are attributed to space heaters. In the overwhelming majority, careless or improper usage is a major factor.
July 5, 2018
Childproofing homes usually involves covering outlets, keeping household cleaners out of reach and taking other steps to keep children as safe as possible. One area that you might overlook is your HVAC system and its components. Find out how to reduce the risk of injuries with the following HVAC safety tips.
January 16, 2018
We may not always see them, but animal pests are always with us. Unfortunately, they can get inside your HVAC system and cause damage that may not be noticed until it’s too late.
December 5, 2017
Many homeowners don’t give much thought to their carbon monoxide and smoke detectors. There they are, high on the wall or overhead, presumably doing their jobs month after month. But it’s really not a good idea to ignore them. They may have reached their expiration dates, and maybe it’s time to replace detectors. Read on …
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November 30, 2017
During the winter months when it gets chilly at night and you have to operate your heating system, the amount of moisture in your indoor air can drop. This happens because cooler air doesn’t hold as much moisture as warm air, and the heating system dries it out even more.