As pet owners, we all know how important it is to keep our furry friends safe and happy. But did you know that there's a potential danger lurking in many New Zealand homes that could pose a serious risk to your pets?
We're talking about electric shocks from poorly installed heat pumps.
In this blog post, we'll share 5 tips to help you protect your pets from electric shocks, especially during and after heat pump installation in Wellsford.
Choose A Reputable Installer
The first step to protecting your furry friend from electric shocks is to select a well known installer for your heat pump. A professional installer will have the know-how to ensure that your heat pump is installed safely.
They will also be able to assist with any questions you may have about the installation process and advise you on how to keep your pets safe.
Keep Your Pets Away From The Installation Area
During the installation process, it's important to keep your pets away from the area where the work is being done. This will help to prevent them from accidentally coming into contact with any electrical wires or components.
If possible, try to keep your pets in a separate room with the door closed until the installation is complete. We know they are busy bodies, but better to be safe than sorry!
Make Sure The Installation Is Up To Code
Protect your pets from electric shocks by ensuring that the installation is up to code. This means that the installation meets all of the relevant safety standards and regulations.
A reputable installer should be able to provide you with documentation to prove that the installation has been carried out in compliance with the relevant regulations.
Keep An Eye On Your Pets After The Installation
Even after the installation is complete, it's still important to keep a close watch on your pets to ensure their safety. This is particularly important if you have a curious or mischievous pet who likes to explore.
Make sure that all electrical components are properly covered and that there are no loose wires that your pet could wander into.
Consider Using A Pet-Safe Heat Pump Cover
If you're concerned about your pet coming into contact with your heat pump, you may want to consider using a pet-safe heat pump cover.
These covers are specially designed to prevent pets from accessing the electrical components, while still allowing air to flow through the unit.
If you want to ensure a successful and safe heat pump installation, reach out to us at Wynne Electrical. We have experience in getting the job done the right way! Contact us here to get started on your Wellsford home’s heat pump installation.