While one of our biggest focuses here at BelRed is keeping our customers comfortable in their homes in the most efficient and affordable ways possible, our number one goal is keeping them safe and providing them with the knowledge to do so.
There are many things that can potentially go wrong in the home and it’s important to know how to keep you and your loved ones safe (or to work closely with professionals who know how to help you). Below and in a follow up post coming soon, we’ve outlined a few ways in which you can take simple steps to start making your home a safer place, all while staying as comfortable as possible..
- Install an electrical surge protector. Electrical surge protectors can ensure your comfort (heating and cooling) system, appliances and other valuable electronics don’t get harmed during a power surge, spike or brownout. Depending on your needs, you can choose from whole-house or in-line surge arrestors. Both are very effective at preventing damage to your home’s precious systems and equipment.
- Upgrade to duct-mounted smoke detectors. It’s common knowledge to have wall-mounted smoke detectors on all floors of the home. However, also installing duct-mounted smoke detectors can further protect you and your loved ones from spreading smoke in the event of a fire in your home. More people are injured or die from smoke inhalation than from fire each year. A warning from a duct-mounted smoke detector can help make sure this doesn’t happen to you.
- Switch to a low-level carbon monoxide detector. Similar to lower-quality smoke detectors, many homeowners only have standard carbon monoxide detectors. Much of this colorless, odorless gas may not get detected by these models. Low-level carbon monoxide detectors will alert you of dangerous gas in your home’s air, even if it’s just extremely low levels. We recently wrote a detailed post on low-level CO detectors, which you can read here.
Ensuring the comfort and safety of our customers is the number one priority for our team here at BelRed. The list above includes just a few tips that every homeowner can keep in mind when it comes to maximizing the comfort and safety of their homes and families. At BelRed, we pride ourselves on identifying and recommending the most important of these steps to all of our customers. If you think you and your loved ones may be at risk of safety or comfort issues, don’t hesitate to enlist our help. We can provide a comprehensive audit of your home and make sure it’s comfortable and safe for years to come.Tags: home comfort, Home performance, home safety, home safety tips, Safety, surge protector