Areas in Your Home to Avoid Placing Your Christmas Tree
Christmas trees are usually the star of the show when it comes to holiday home decor. While real Christmas trees are beautiful, and most families go above and beyond with their ornaments and lights, they pose a real fire threat to your home
Things like lights, your furnace, electrical outlets, and more can easily ignite a fire and set your tree ablaze. Our team at Prestige Air Heating & Cooling, LLC wants to help you keep the Christmas spirit alive with these tips on places you shouldn’t put your Christmas tree.
Near Heat Sources
A Christmas tree should never be placed near a furnace or a plugged-in space heater. These sources of heat can easily dry out your tree’s water source. If you don’t keep your tree monitored and watered at all times, it can easily be ignited as it becomes kindling over time.
If your tree is made out of plastic, heat from your furnace can cause it to release fumes and become a safety hazard.
On Top of or Under Vents
Placing your Christmas tree on top of vents, or underneath vents even, will almost immediately dry out your tree. If your tree is on top of an air vent, debris from the tree can fall into the vent and cause buildup. This is bad for your ventilation system because that debris can pollute the air in your home, clog your air filter, and cause your furnace to work overtime to produce enough heat for your home.
If your vents are filled with debris from your tree, calling an HVAC professional to clean your vents will help your ventilation system perform better!
Getting Into the Holiday Spirit With Prestige Air Heating & Cooling, LLC
The holidays are the most exciting time of the year for most families, and nothing’s worse than having trouble with your furnace or ventilation system during such a magical time of year! Our team at Prestige Air Heating & Cooling, LLC wants to help you keep your furnace in good condition!
Give us a call at (973) 755-2210 to schedule your furnace maintenance appointment!