Stay Warm and Safe This Winter
With the cold weather we all tend to spend more time indoors trying to stay warm. While sometimes snuggling in bed and drinking hot cocoa will do the trick, Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is here with a couple tips on how to stay warm (and safe!) during the cold.
Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Make sure you have carbon monoxide (CO) detectors installed on every floor of your home, specifically near bedrooms, and test them to verify they are functioning. Since CO cannot be detected because it is odorless and invisible, it’s important that you have operating CO detectors to make sure your home is 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 a professional. The fireplace could be a source of CO if you don’t have it regularly cleaned and maintained.
Be Careful with Space Heaters
Space heaters are typically safe, energy efficient, and an effective 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. Obey all manufacturer’s instructions and be sure it is placed on a hard, level surface at least three feet away from any flammable items.
With a Precision tune-up from Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing in the U.S., we will perform a safety check of your furnace to be sure there are no leaks or carbon monoxide issues. Along with a heating tune-up, make sure your heating vents are not obstructed and that you’re changing your air filter every month. This will keep the air flow unrestricted and help prevent allergens from aggravating respiratory issues.
If You Need Help Staying Warm, Ask
There are right 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 result in a fire or a dangerous buildup of carbon monoxide. If you need assistance paying your heating bills, visit NeedHelpPayingBills.com to find a service near you.
To make sure your home is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing at 866-397-3787 today, or schedule service online.
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