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What Happens to Your HVAC Unit During a Storm or Power Loss?

Because home electrical issues can occur due to a variety of sources, protecting HVAC equipment from possible damage should be on your to-do list. Power surges that affect your home’s wiring may originate from exterior or interior sources. Though these spikes in voltage are usually extremely brief — often lasting less than one-thousandth of a [...]

By |2020-04-02T18:38:37+00:00April 16th, 2020|Home Safety|Comments Off on What Happens to Your HVAC Unit During a Storm or Power Loss?

Letter To Our Customers Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 13, 2020 To Our Customers, As a valued member of the Jackson and Sons family, we appreciate the trust you place in us for your home and business comfort needs. With the current health concerns, it is important for all of us to monitor the rapidly evolving situation involving the coronavirus (COVID-19). We [...]

By |2020-03-24T15:13:27+00:00March 13th, 2020|Home Safety|Comments Off on Letter To Our Customers Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

How to Prevent 5 Common Holiday Fire Hazards

Christmas is a time of love and joy. However, they can also become very dangerous. There are a number of holiday fire hazards you should be aware of this time of the year. Here are five of the most common — and how to avoid them. Christmas trees. A live Christmas tree gradually dries out [...]

By |2019-11-26T02:12:19+00:00December 24th, 2019|Home Safety|Comments Off on How to Prevent 5 Common Holiday Fire Hazards

How Many Smoke Detectors to “Deck the Halls” With This Season

'Tis the season — for safety! The holidays bring with them myriad fire hazards, and it's important to be prepared. In fact, fire safety is something you should be prepared for year-round. That includes installing smoke detectors to alert you when there's danger. How many do you need, and where should you put them? Installing [...]

By |2019-11-26T01:46:09+00:00December 10th, 2019|Home Safety|Comments Off on How Many Smoke Detectors to “Deck the Halls” With This Season

Easy Steps to Protect Against Carbon Monoxide this Fall

Fall is a time when your priorities shift from cooling to heating your home. It’s also a crucial time to focus on carbon monoxide safety. Any carbon monoxide leak, no matter how small, can endanger everyone in your home. Here are a few simple steps you can take to protect your home against the “silent [...]

By |2019-11-01T21:41:31+00:00November 5th, 2019|Home Safety|Comments Off on Easy Steps to Protect Against Carbon Monoxide this Fall

Benefits of an HVAC System Surge Protector

An HVAC system surge protector can prevent damage to one of your biggest home investments. Your air conditioner and furnace integrate critical electronics to provide efficient, effective cooling and heating. These components are sensitive to power fluctuations, particularly voltage surges. Damaged electronics can impose very steep repair/replacement costs. What’s worse, most HVAC system warranties do [...]

By |2019-09-29T00:28:37+00:00October 8th, 2019|Home Safety|Comments Off on Benefits of an HVAC System Surge Protector

Have a Backup Power Generator? Safety Tips to Keep in Mind

When the power goes out to your North Carolina home, you can rest easy with a backup power generator. While generators are helpful, they do come with some safety risks that you should be aware of. Before you start using yours, make sure you check this list of generator safety tips to ensure you are [...]

By |2019-08-30T23:02:06+00:00September 17th, 2019|Home Safety|Comments Off on Have a Backup Power Generator? Safety Tips to Keep in Mind

Protecting Yourself and Your HVAC for a Hurricane

From May through December, it’s the season when hurricane safety tips are much appreciated. The peak of hurricane season is from August till October for North Carolina and the state is ranked fourth in the nation for hurricanes, with an average of at least one landfall every four years. Though satellite forecasts typically provide some [...]

By |2019-08-12T15:13:41+00:00August 29th, 2019|Home Safety|Comments Off on Protecting Yourself and Your HVAC for a Hurricane

Common A/C Dangers to Keep an Eye Out For

We rely on our air conditioners to keep us cool and comfortable in the hot, humid summers of Eastern North Carolina. But, like many appliances, safety is key to their operation. Keep these common A/C dangers in mind to ensure your family's comfort and their safety. 1. Fire Risk When HVAC systems are not properly [...]

By |2019-08-02T22:09:23+00:00August 20th, 2019|Home Safety|Comments Off on Common A/C Dangers to Keep an Eye Out For

Guide for Winter Attic Safety

Winter can seem like the safest season for you or someone you hire to tackle tasks up in your home's unfinished attic. You may be reorganizing stored belongings after the holidays, getting improvements completed like air sealing and insulating, or having repairs made to HVAC, plumbing or electrical components. While the cooler temperatures this time [...]

By |2018-12-20T18:06:41+00:00January 17th, 2019|Home Safety|Comments Off on Guide for Winter Attic Safety