With the winter season we all tend to spend more time indoors trying to stay warm. While sometimes curling up with a blanket and drinking coffee will do the trick, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a few tips on how to stay warm (and safe!) this winter.
Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Confirm 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 perfect time of year to get the fireplace roaring, but before you do, be sure you have your chimney cleaned and inspected 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 a helpful way to heat small sections of your home, but confirm it has been approved by a recognized testing laboratory and comes with an automatic shut-off feature. Follow all manufacturer’s instructions and be sure it is placed on a hard, level surface at least three 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, make sure your heating vents are not blocked and that you’re changing your air filter every month. This will keep the air flow unrestricted and help stop allergens from aggravating respiratory issues.
If You Need Help Staying Warm, Ask
There are appropriate 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 create a fire or a dangerous accumulation of carbon monoxide. If you need help paying your utility bills, visit NeedHelpPayingBills.com to find a service in Canada.
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.