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"Most of the breakdowns we see are caused by dirt. But a simple step like cleaning your heater once a year can increase efficiency and reliability. It's a very smart thing to do."
EL PASO, TX, January 11, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The systems that run our homes are marvels of modern technology - when in good working order. But an El Paso contractor says it's important to remember that proper care is an essential part of safe operation, especially in the case of gas heaters.
"It's great to have a warm, cozy home on a cold morning," said Mike of SoBellas. "But just because your heater is running doesn't mean there can't be hidden problems within it creating some risks for your family."
Heaters in particular can have fittings that could lead to several serious issues, including fires, explosions and carbon monoxide poisoning.
"Even when your heater is keeping your home warm, if it's not properly vented, it can produce a carbon monoxide leak that could cause serious illness or worse," Mike said. "And carbon monoxide is something you can't see or smell, so you won't get a warning sign until you're feeling the effects."
Mike said that heaters should be inspected and cleaned annually by a professional - not only to make sure they are operating safely but also to improve efficiency. "Most of the breakdowns we see are caused by dirt. But a simple step like cleaning your heater once a year can increase efficiency and reliability. It's a very smart thing to do."
To learn more about heater safety, www.sobellasep.com or contact SoBellas Air Conditioning and Heating Repair at 915-585-2811.
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