Stay Warm and Safe This Winter

January 12, 2017

With the winter season we all tend to spend the majority of our time indoors trying to stay warm. While sometimes hiding under the covers and drinking hot tea will do the trick, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple tips on how to stay warm (and safe!) this season.

Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Verify you have carbon monoxide (CO) detectors installed on each floor of your home, specifically near bedrooms, and test them to confirm they are working. Since CO is an odorless gas and cannot be detected, it’s important that you have functioning CO detectors to make sure your family is safe.

Get Your Chimney Inspection

This is the ideal time of year to get the fireplace up and running, but before you do, be sure you have your chimney cleaned and inspected by a professional. The fireplace may be a source of CO if you don’t keep it properly cleaned and maintained.

Be Careful with Space Heaters

Space heaters are normally safe, energy efficient, and a successful way to heat small regions of your home, but verify it has been authorized by a recognized testing laboratory and contains an automatic shut-off feature. Observe all manufacturer’s instructions and be sure it is placed on a hard, level surface at least 3 feet away from any flammable items.

Furnace Tune-Up

With a Precision tune-up from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in North America, we will perform a safety check of your heating system to be sure there are no leaks or CO issues. Along with a heating tune-up, confirm your heating vents are not blocked and that you’re changing your air filter every month. This will prevent the air flow from becoming restricted and help avoid allergens from aggravating respiratory issues.


If You Need Help Staying Warm, Ask

There are appropriate ways and wrong ways to keep your home warm – using the oven, a grill, or a camp stove are all wrong ways. Using these products to heat your home could cause a fire or a dangerous reserve of carbon monoxide. If you need help paying your energy bills, visit NeedHelpPayingBills.com to find a service near you.

To ensure your home is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 866-397-3787 today.

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