With the winter weather we all tend to spend the majority of our time inside 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 few tips on how to stay warm (and safe!) this season.
Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Confirm you have carbon monoxide (CO) detectors installed on each floor of your home, specifically near bedrooms, and test them to confirm they are functioning. Since CO is an odorless gas and cannot be detected, it’s important 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, make sure you have your chimney cleaned and checked by a professional. 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 typically safe, energy efficient, and a helpful way to heat small rooms of your home, but confirm it has been approved by a recognized testing laboratory and has an automatic shut-off feature. Observe all manufacturer’s instructions and make sure it is placed on a hard, level surface at least 36 inches away from anything flammable.
With a Precision tune-up from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in the Niagara Region, we will perform a safety check of your furnace to make sure there are no leaks or carbon monoxide issues. Along with a Precision tune-up, verify your heating vents are free from obstruction and that you’re swapping out your air filter every 30 days. This will prevent the air flow from becoming restricted and help stop allergens from aggravating respiratory issues.
If You Need Help Staying Warm, Ask
There are proper ways and wrong ways to keep your home warm – 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 buildup of carbon monoxide. If you need assistance paying your utility bills, visit NeedHelpPayingBills.com to find a service in the Niagara Region.
To be sure your home is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 289-273-2229 today.