HVAC System Safety Tips to Prevent Fires

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In a National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 2017 report, the nonprofit organization tracked deaths from fire by state. During the five years between 2010 – 2015, Georgia ranked sixth. To help curb this tragedy, it’s important to keep HVAC system maintenance up to date. There are many benefits to routine service, including the preserving the safety of your home and family.

Do Not Ignore Your HVAC System

At Gainesville Mechanical, our team of licensed HVAC professionals are dedicated to customer satisfaction. A foundation of good customer service is our customers’ safety. If there is a malfunction in the electrical components of your air conditioner, heat pump or furnace, it could lead to a fire. Sometimes foreign objects in the system create an obstruction, which, if it interferes with a blade’s motion, triggers a spark.

Additional HVAC System Risk – Indoor Air Quality

Your HVAC system also affects your indoor air safety. Any gas-fuel appliance, such as heat pumps and furnaces, are at risk for leaking dangerous levels of carbon monoxide. Regular maintenance looks for any leaks in the equipment or ductwork.

Carbon monoxide is a colorless gas with no detectable scent. This gas poisons people every year at home and on vacation. Some even lose their lives. Ask us about carbon monoxide and smoke detectors for your home.

Benefits of Regular HVAC System Service

When you call for HVAC system maintenance from Gainesville Mechanical, we send a licensed and insured professional. He or she inspects your HVAC system from top to bottom. The technician tests all switches, connections and bearings.

He or she cleans and lubricates all relevant components. The technician verifies accurate communication between your HVAC system and your thermostat. If any repairs are recommended, our technician provides you with multiple options.

HVAC system is outdated, inefficient and frequently breaking? He or she can help provide a free estimate for a modern, energy-efficient upgrade.

If you have a new heat pump, furnace or air conditioner, routine service typically preserves its manufacturer warranty. Regular maintenance also helps the equipment operate as intended. This leads to optimal efficiency and lower energy bills.

When technicians provide routine HVAC system service, they’re able to alert you to potential problems. Solving issues when they’re small usually prevents big repairs later. If you ignore the small indicators, such as excess wear and tear or occasional odd noises, you risk costly repairs and even breakdowns.  

HVAC System Service is Easy with A Maintenance Plan

At Gainesville Mechanical, we offer our customers three customized levels of maintenance agreements to fit their lifestyles and budgets. All include standard maintenance twice a year. We typically recommend a visit in the fall and in the spring.

Fall allows us to make sure the air conditioner or heat pump is in good shape after the hot summer. We also make sure your heating equipment is ready when you need it. In spring we put the furnace “to bed” and make sure the air conditioner or heat pump is ready to go.

According to the NFPA’s report, eight of the ten states with the highest fire death rates in 2011-2015 were in the South. Please don’t put off your HVAC system maintenance. Your comfort and energy efficiency might be top of mind, but don’t forget about your safety. We understand, it’s easy to take for granted. Count on us to remind you because we care.

Contact Gainesville Mechanical today and schedule an HVAC service call for yourself. Consider booking one for an elderly relative too. We serve customers throughout Northern Georgia, including Gainesville, Lawrenceville, Buford, Dahlonega, Braselton and Cumming. We are the 2018 Bryant Dealer of the Year and we will do “Whatever it Takes.”

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