At Four Seasons Heating and Air Conditioning, every year we go out to dozens of homes to perform “repair calls” only to find that the root of the problem is faulty batteries in a thermostat. The thermostat appeared to be working properly, but no matter how hard the homeowner tried, they couldn’t get the furnace to turn on. The natural assumption was that the furnace was broken. Our technician travels all the way to your home only to find that a quick battery change would have done the trick. Don’t let this situation happen in your home this summer. It wastes money and disrupts comfort. A simple battery replacement in a few key appliances could prevent this problem and ensure your family’s safety this winter.
Tampering with Smoke Detectors
There are too many homeowners out there that are guilty of tampering with their smoke detectors. First the battery dies and then the beeping begins. Rather than replacing the battery, we tear down the detector to simply stop the beeping. Over time, many homeowners forget to put the detector back in place with a new battery. This doesn’t solve the problem and it leaves your family unprotected.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
When it comes to battery powered carbon monoxide detectors, many homeowners have the same problem. They purchase the detector and trust that it will do its job without need for maintenance. Without functional batteries in these units, the occupants of the home could be exposed to alarmingly high amounts of carbon monoxide without ever knowing it due to the clear and odorless nature of this gas.
Proactive Battery Replacement
Keeping a large supply of batteries is not much to ask when compared to the alternatives of not having your home protected in case of emergency. The batteries should be switched out twice a year. At Four Seasons we recommend doing so before the summer season and then again before the winter season. Do a quick assessment of these systems in your home and if they are functioning properly change their batteries. If you are having problems, Four Seasons is always available to answer your questions and to lend a hand where necessary.