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 does not have a smell and cannot be detected, it’s crucial that you have working CO detectors to make sure you are safe.
Get Your Chimney Inspection
This is the ideal time of year to get the fireplace going, but before you do, be sure you have your chimney cleaned and checked by an expert. The fireplace may be a source of CO if you don’t have it regularly 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 anything flammable.
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 make sure there are no leaks or CO issues. Along with a furnace tune-up, make sure 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 correct 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 create 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.