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 as a follow up to our previous post, 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.
- Use a programmable thermostat. Near the top of the “comfort essentials” list in any type of home, you’ll likely see programmable thermostats. These devices can make keeping your home at peak comfort level year round a breeze. There are many models available today that meet the needs of any homeowners looking to increase comfort in their homes. As another (huge) bonus, programmable thermostats can save the average homeowner up to 33% in annual heating and cooling costs. That’s comfort for your home and your wallet.
- Check to see if your appliances have water damage protection devices. Condensing appliances, such as air conditioners or heat pumps, can sometimes get damaged if they develop a leak. Water sensors and automatic shut-off devices on these important appliances and systems can help avoid these problems. Being proactive and having these installed can help minimize damage and keep these home comfort systems running smoothly.
- Install an automatic earthquake shut-off valve. In the event of an earthquake, homes can realize damage and safety concerns beyond foundation or structural damage or disturbance. Gas leaks and pipeline damage can also occur. Fortunately, there are automatic earthquake gas shutoff valves that will prevent dangerous gases leaking into your home as a result of an earthquake.
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: automatic earthquake shut-off valve, home comfort, home safety, programmable thermostat, Safety, water damage