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HVAC Tips and Tricks: Baby-proofing Your HVAC Unit

May 7, 2018
safety guidelines for your HVAC unit

Homeowners with kids around are often worried about providing a safe and comfortable environment for them. In this article you will read about safety guidelines for your HVAC unit.

If you have children at home, you may find them lifting your floor registers or dropping things inside them often.

The bad news is that this is not only harmful to your HVAC framework but it might likewise be hazardous to your little one and the whole family.

The good news is, there are a couple of steps you can take to childproof your HVAC unit.

1.     Ward-Off the Controls

Besides children getting harmed by any of the components of the HVAC framework, another issue that could emerge is finding them playing with the HVAC controls. This is one of the many safety guidelines for your HVAC unit.

For example, there are some ventilating units that have remote controls that can be utilized to work them. On the off chance that a kid gets hold of this gadget, they may start playing with it, and prompt harm to the HVAC framework.

The best approach to keep this problem away is by ensuring that any controls are away from the reach of children. Remote controls ought to be locked up or put at a height children can’t reach.

2.     Guard the Registers

In case your essential concern is that your kid can lift the registers, the ideal approach to prevent this is to secure the vents placed. There are a few ways this is possible. The main technique is to nail or screw the registers into the floor.

If you have wood registers, simply utilize a tool (hammer, drill etc.) Buy a screw-in if the registers are of metal.

3.     Cover the Registers

In the event that you cannot secure the registers for some and you are worried about toys being dropped into the conduits, you can utilize screens or filters to piece them. These are like the screens you use on your windows to keep bugs out.

Another alternative is to introduce uniquely made air filters that fit over the vents. These will channel the air and shield things from falling into the vents. Remember, the filters and screens can be utilized along with securing the registers.

4.     Opt for plastic

On the off chance that your principal concern is the sharp metal corners of the vents that can injure your kid’s skin, introduce plastic registers instead. These are accessible in a lot of home stores and can be bought online too. You can utilize these plastic registers for both divider and floor vents.

5.     Check the Exterior

With the above-given solutions, you can shield you HVAC units from kids; however, you may likewise need to close off your outside unit. Regardless of whether or not your child is playing outside yet, you should not skip this step.

You can only be so careful! The AC unit may turn into an issue sooner or later.

Protecting your child and your HVAC system is extremely important. The tips here are useful for both but you additionally need to call the professionals and your unit tailored according to the particular needs of yours. They will be able to provide better and long-lasting solutions. Contact Nelson Comfort in Cincinnati, Ohio today!

About The Author

Dan Detmer
Dan Detmer is the owner of Nelson Comfort. Dan was born into the heating and cooling industry, coming from a family of well respected HVAC contractors in Dayton, Ohio. After working in the family business, Dan decided to work for a local HVAC wholesale business helping local contractors grow their business. When he felt his heart moving him back into the residential and light commercial business, Dan joined the Mortimer Heating & Cooling team in Cincinnati, where he had called home and become part of the community for several years. After a short period of time Dan purchased the company and created what is today, Nelson Comfort. Today he operates a company based on integrity, honesty, and stellar customer service.If you have any questions feel free to tweet (at sign) NelsonComfort and we will get right back with you!
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