With the winter season we all tend to spend the majority of our time in our homes trying to stay warm. While sometimes hiding under the covers and drinking coffee will do the trick, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some tips on how to stay warm (and safe!) this season.
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 working. Since CO cannot be detected because it is odorless and invisible, it’s vital that you have working CO detectors to make sure your family 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 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 generally safe, energy efficient, and a successful way to heat small sections of your home, but confirm it has been sanctioned by a recognized testing laboratory and comes with an automatic shut-off feature. Observe all manufacturer’s instructions and ensure it is placed on a hard, level surface at least 3 feet away from any flammable products.
With a Precision tune-up from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Cleveland, we will perform a safety check of your heating equipment to make 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 swapping out your air filter every 30 days. This will keep the air flow unrestricted and help avoid allergens from irritating 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 cause a fire or a dangerous accumulation of carbon monoxide. If you need support 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 season long, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 440-252-1375 today.