With the winter season we all tend to spend most of our time indoors trying to stay warm. While sometimes snuggling in bed and drinking hot cocoa will do the trick, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some tips on how to stay warm (and safe!) this winter.
Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Make sure you have carbon monoxide (CO) detectors installed on each floor of your home, especially near bedrooms, and test them to confirm they are functioning. Since CO does not have a smell and cannot be detected, it’s important that you have functioning CO detectors to make sure your home is safe.
Get Your Chimney Inspection
This is the right time of year to get the fireplace roaring, but before you do, be sure you have your chimney cleaned and checked by a specialist. 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 an effective way to heat small regions of your home, but make sure it has been approved by a recognized testing laboratory and comes with an automatic shut-off feature. Obey all manufacturer’s instructions and make sure it is placed on a hard, level surface at least 3 feet away from any flammable products.
With a heating tune-up from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Canada, we will perform a safety check of your heating equipment to ensure there are no leaks or carbon monoxide issues. Along with a Precision tune-up, confirm your heating vents are not blocked and that you’re replacing your air filter each month. This will prevent the air flow from becoming restricted and help stop allergens from exacerbating respiratory issues.
If You Need Help Staying Warm, Ask
There are correct ways and wrong ways to make sure your home is heated – using the oven, a grill, or a camp stove are all wrong ways. Using these devices to heat your home could cause a fire or a dangerous accumulation of carbon monoxide. If you need help paying your utility bills, visit NeedHelpPayingBills.com to find a service near you.
To be sure your home is ready to keep you safe and warm all season long, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 866-397-3787 today.