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The Best Advice We've Ever Shared on Furnace Safety for Winter

Furnace Safety for Dallas Homeowners by A#1 Air

Here in the Dallas, Fort Worth metroplex, many people have natural gas furnaces due to their efficiency and affordability over electric furnaces. In very cold temperatures, gas furnaces definitely outperform electric ones.

However, there are dangers that come with having a gas furnace. Fires and carbon monoxide poisoning are the biggest risks to your home and your family’s safety.  The following are ways to prevent the hazards associated with your gas furnace:

 

The Best Advice We've Ever Shared on Furnace Safety for Winter

Furnace Safety for Dallas Homeowners by A#1 Air

Here in the Dallas, Fort Worth metroplex, many people have natural gas furnaces due to their efficiency and affordability over electric furnaces. In very cold temperatures, gas furnaces definitely outperform electric ones.

However, there are dangers that come with having a gas furnace. Fires and carbon monoxide poisoning are the biggest risks to your home and your family’s safety.  The following are ways to prevent the hazards associated with your gas furnace:

Why We Love These Electrical Safety Tips for Winter (and You Should Too)!

Electrical Safety Check for Winter from A#1 Air Electric

To say Dallas, Fort Worth's holiday season is starting out cold is quite an understatement. We're not even to the official first day of winter yet and Mother Nature has already dealt us some below freezing temperatures. Along with this frosty weather comes the likelihood of increased electrical fires as we increase our usage of electronic devices that help keep us warm, such as space heaters and electric blankets.  

 

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes This Winter

How to Prevent Frozen Pipes in Dallas, Fort Worth from A#1 Air Plumbing

Winter can sneak up on us here in the Dallas, Fort Worth Metroplex.  One major way to make sure you’re prepared for the bitter cold is to prevent your home’s pipes from freezing.

 

There are three main reasons your pipes freeze:

  1. 1. Sudden drops in temperature
  2. 2. Poor insulation
  3. 3. Having your thermostat set too low

 

Think You’re Prepared for Home Fire Safety This Winter? Take This Quiz!

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QUESTIONS:

 

1.      Where should you place smoke alarms in your home?

  1. A. They’re not needed. You’ll smell smoke before the fire alarm goes off.
  2. B. Only in the attic in case your furnace catches on fire.
  3. C. In the kitchen as that’s where most fires start.
  4. D. Every bedroom, hallway, and main area of your home such as your kitchen, living room, and dining room.

 

2.      How often should you test your smoke alarms?

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