Stay Warm and Safe This Winter

January 12, 2017

With the winter weather we all tend to spend the majority of our time inside trying to stay warm. While sometimes curling up with a blanket and drinking hot cocoa will do the trick, A-PLUS Service Experts is here with a few tips on how to stay warm (and safe!) this season.

Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Verify you have carbon monoxide (CO) detectors installed on all floors of your home, especially near bedrooms, and test them to verify they are working. Since CO does not have a smell and cannot be detected, it’s important that you have operating CO detectors to make sure your home is safe.

Get Your Chimney Inspection

This is the perfect time of year to get the fireplace up and running, but before you do, make sure you have your chimney cleaned and inspected by an expert. The fireplace could be a source of CO if you don’t keep it regularly cleaned and maintained.

Be Careful with Space Heaters

Space heaters are normally safe, energy efficient, and an effective way to heat small rooms of your home, but confirm it has been authorized by a recognized testing laboratory and comes with an automatic shut-off feature. Obey all manufacturer’s instructions and ensure it is placed on a hard, level surface at least three feet away from anything flammable.

Furnace Tune-Up

With a Precision tune-up from A-PLUS Service Experts in Waldorf, we will perform a safety check of your heating system to be sure there are no leaks or CO problems. Along with a Precision tune-up, confirm your heating vents are free from obstruction and that you’re replacing your air filter each month. This will prevent the air flow from becoming restricted and help prevent allergens from irritating respiratory issues.


If You Need Help Staying Warm, Ask

There are correct ways and wrong ways to heat your home – 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 accumulation of carbon monoxide. If you need assistance paying your energy bills, visit NeedHelpPayingBills.com to find a service in Waldorf.

To ensure your home is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call A-PLUS Service Experts at 301-747-3140 today.

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