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 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 all floors of your home, particularly near bedrooms, and test them to confirm they are functioning. Since CO cannot be detected because it is odorless and invisible, it’s vital that you have working CO detectors to make sure you are safe.
Get Your Chimney Inspection
This is the right 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 can be a source of CO if you don’t keep it properly 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 has an automatic shut-off feature. Observe all manufacturer’s instructions and ensure it is placed on a hard, level surface at least three feet away from any flammable products.
With a furnace 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, make sure your heating vents are not blocked 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 correct 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 appliances to heat your home could cause a fire or a dangerous accumulation of carbon monoxide. If you need support paying your energy bills, visit NeedHelpPayingBills.com to find a service near you.
To be 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.