If you haven’t yet made sure that your Indiana home’s HVAC system is babyproofed, this is a good time to do so. Your newborn might not be old enough to crawl or walk around at this time, but you’ll need to start worrying about injuries and other accidents once that happens. Put the following HVAC system babyproofing tips to use, so that your little one will be as safe as can be.
Move HVAC Remotes Out of Reach
If your HVAC system has remotes that you use to adjust temperature settings, make sure that these items are placed up high where your baby can’t reach. HVAC remotes have batteries that kids can end up ingesting, which results in serious internal burns. With these remotes out of reach, your baby also won’t be able to accidentally play with your HVAC settings.
Block Off Outdoor Units
Outdoor units that are part of your HVAC system pose a serious danger to kids thanks to wires, metal parts, and moving blades. You should enclose these units to prevent your child from being able to get to them, but make sure that there is still adequate airflow for these systems. Putting a fence around them won’t interfere with airflow, and doing this also makes it much harder for kids to reach these units and get hurt.
Secure or Replace Vents and Register Covers
If your home has metal register and vent covers, tighten any screws that are loose. This ensures that the sharp edges on these covers won’t stick up from the floor or pull away from the wall and cause cuts. If you don’t want to risk your baby getting cut on metal edges, you can remove these covers and replace them with plastic ones. Plastic covers for vents and registers stay securely on floors and walls, and there aren’t any sharp edges or corners on them that you have to worry about.
If you want to know more about HVAC system babyproofing to make your Indianapolis home safer, please contact Mowery Heating, Cooling and Plumbing.