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20
Dec

Safety Tips for Space Heaters

When it comes to being safe during the cold winters of New York City (NYC), consider these facts from the National Fire Protection Association with regard to space heaters:

  • In a study from 2009-2013, an estimated 56,000 reported U.S. home structure fires involved heating equipment, with associated losses of 470 civilian deaths, 1,490 civilian injuries, and $1.0 billion in direct property damage.
  • Space heaters, whether portable or stationary, accounted for two of every five (40%) of home heating fires and four out of five (84%) of home heating fire deaths.
  • The leading factor contributing to home heating fires (30%) was failure to clean, principally creosote from solid-fueled heating equipment, primarily chimneys.
  • Placing things that can burn too close to heating equipment or placing heating equipment too close to things that can burn, such as upholstered furniture, clothing, mattress, or bedding, was the leading factor contributing to ignition in fatal home heating fires and accounted for more than half (56%) of home heating fire deaths.
  • Nearly half (49%) of all home heating fires occurred in December, January and February. These fires accounted for 16% of all reported home fires.

Being warm and safe, during a NYC winter, doesn’t have to be an either-or situation. By following these safety tips, you can enjoy much-needed heat while remaining safe:

  1. Space heaters should be Underwriters Listed (UL) or Electrical Testing Laboratories (ETL)approved.
  2. Only use space heaters that are ground fault protected.
  3. Space heater should have a tip-over switch.
  4. Space heater should be 36 inches away from any type of material or objects.
  5. Only purchase a space heater with a timer to avoid space heater running while unattended.
  6. Never plug a space heater into an extension cord.
  7. Always purchase the proper sized space heater for a room to avoid overheating. 
  8. Never use a space heater with missing parts.
  9. Make sure space heater is always on a flat surface.
  10. Keep space heaters away from exits and other paths of travel.
  11. Space heaters should not be used in wet areas.
  12. Never place clothing on top of space heater.
  13. Keep children away from space heaters.
  14.   Keep pets away from space heaters.
  15.       Make sure to have a properly working carbon monoxide and smoking detector in the same room with the space heater.
  16.       To prevent freeze ups, doors and windows should be closed during space heater use.

By following the tips above, space heaters can be a safe and efficient way to provide heat and comfort to some of the uncomfortable situations that happen during the winters of NYC.

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11
Sep

Commercial Heating Service in NYC can Reduce Allergies

Did you know that a commercial heating company in NYC can help reduce allergies in Autumn? A common problem for people working in NYC are allergy attacks. Ask anybody that lives with allergies and they’ll tell you that they don’t just pop up in spring. In fact, the fall season is commonly a critical time of year when allergies tend to magically pop up again. And one of the leading causes of allergy attacks in Autumn happens to be the commercial heating unit that gets turned on for the first time – during fall.

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10
Sep

Commercial Heating Service in NYC – Tips on Upgrading to a New Unit

Whether you’ve just bought a new commercial heating system, or a new all-in-one HVAC system, keeping your new investment in tip-top-shape is highly critical for any business. In today’s economic climate, there are not too many businesses can afford to have commercial heating service in NYC frequently. And with the cost of these units often skyrocketing, many business owners search for affordable ways to upgrade to a more efficient system – without breaking the budget.

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9
Sep

Why it Pays to Schedule Commercial Heating Service in Manhattan

Commercial heating maintenance in Manhattan can seriously impact your bottom line profits. It’s estimated that nearly 60% of all heating system failures in NYC are due to lack of routine service check-ups. However, it is stunning that many business owners in Manhattan take proactive measures to protect their company’s equipment – with the exception of their HVAC systems.

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8
Sep

How to Save Money on Commercial Heating Repair in NYC

Breaking News – the New York Jets are undefeated to kick off the 2014 NFL season.

Just like any other news story, sometimes the headlines don’t really tell the entire story. Such is the case with finding affordable ways to save money on commercial heating in NYC. It might seem to be really attracting to business owners in NYC, but when you dig down to the fact, finding affordable commercial heating repair is just as difficult as having the J-E-T-S go 16-0 under Rex Ryan.

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5
Sep

Top 3 ‘Improvised’ HVAC Solutions

Contrary to popular belief, the American Dream is alive and well across many homes in this great nation. American’s have been known as problem solvers, often using their creative juices infused with the supplies they have on hand to fix things that are broken. Sometimes these simple ideas morph into practical solutions – like the paperclip or superglue that make the inventors millions of dollars. And other times – well…the results speak for themselves.

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4
Sep

Commercial Air Conditioning Repair Tips for Manhattan Businesses

It’s quite common for businesses in Manhattan and other NYC boroughs to scramble to find that perfect commercial air conditioning repair company in Manhattan in early September. And whether it’s due to a loose fitting hose, or your AC unit simply needs a little more ‘cool juice’ – the fact remains that the time you’ll spend researching, calling and actually finding somebody to fix your commercial cooling system in NYC can easily add up to a few hours. Fortunately there are a few very simple solutions to this common problem that will save you time, money and tons of stress.

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3
Sep

Why Indoor Air Quality in Brooklyn is Vital to Business Owners

It might not seem to be THAT big of a deal – but did you know that more than half of all worker’s compensation claims made in the State of New York have nothing to do with an accident? Shockingly, according to the Center of Disease Control in Atlanta, more than 50% of all work-related medical illness or injuries can be linked to poor air quality. It’s due to this rising rate of work-related illness claims and several other reasons that Brooklyn business owners are starting to see the benefit of having commercial HVAC Companies in Brooklyn service their cooling and heating systems to increase the quality of the air inside their buildings.

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2
Sep

Is Affordable Commercial Air Conditioning Service in Bronx Possible?

It’s often a struggle for any business to cut costs in today’s competitive marketplace. However, one area that you simply can’t afford to cut is commercial air conditioning service in Bronx. We depend on our HVAC units to run strong in NYC – and when we forget (sometimes due to budgetary reasons) to schedule a routine AC service call it can; and often does – eventually bite us in the pocketbook. So since AC service is vital for keeping them running strong and not breaking down – the question many business owners as is whether affordable commercial AC service in Bronx is actually a reality?

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1
Sep

End of Summer Tips to Save Money on Manhattan Air Conditioning Service

Labor Day signifies the official end of summer. However, just because the ‘summer season’ is ending, it doesn’t mean that the temperatures will automatically start to drop. In fact, it’s quite common for businesses in Manhattan to keep the AC turned on till mid-October. Because of this, it’s important to find affordable ways to keep your commercial air conditioning system in Manhattan well maintained.

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