Keeping Your Home Safe and Comfortable during the Holidays

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holiday-candlesThe holidays will be here soon. It’s the time to enjoy family, friends, holiday decorations, good food, and the cooler Arizona temperatures. However, there are also additional risks this time of year that can be potentially dangerous for you and your loved ones. Faulty heaters and poor indoor air quality are two of the most common risk factors that can be avoided by taking a little extra precaution. With a few safety measures, you can go a long way towards avoiding a potentially dangerous or unhealthy situation during the holidays.

Heating and Indoor Air Quality Safety Tips Keep holiday trees, wrapped presents, blankets, papers, and other combustible items away from heater vents and space heaters. If your home has a gas heater, make sure you have carbon monoxide detectors and alarms, and that they are functioning. Check batteries in them to ensure they’re operational before you use your heaters. Make sure that your home is well ventilated when using a fireplace or gas heater. Do not blog your heater’s vents or intake. Get your heating system regularly maintained to ensure that it is functioning as it should be. Minimize soot and other air contaminants by using soy candles instead of those made from paraffin. Keep smoking guests outdoors! Clean with non-toxic cleaners and avoid air fresheners. Make sure to water your holiday trees regularly, and dispose of them before they dry out. A cut tree can be both a fire hazard and a big producer of allergens that can cause hay fever like symptoms. Use natural decorations like pine cones, fruit, nuts, and holly instead of plastic to reduce toxic gasses that substantially reduce indoor air quality We encourage you to contact us to learn more about our services including heating system maintenance and indoor air quality management. Call us at 480-800-4383. Simply the Best Heating & Cooling is your 24 hour emergency service provider through the holidays and all year long.