With the winter season we all tend to spend the majority of our time in our homes trying to stay warm. While sometimes snuggling in bed 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 winter.
Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Verify you have carbon monoxide (CO) detectors installed on every floor of your home, particularly near bedrooms, and test them to verify they are working. Since CO cannot be detected because it is odorless and invisible, it’s important that you have working CO detectors to make sure your home is safe.
Get Your Chimney Inspection
This is the right time of year to get the fireplace roaring, 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 keep it properly cleaned and maintained.
Be Careful with Space Heaters
Space heaters are normally safe, energy efficient, and an effective way to heat small areas of your home, but make sure 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 3 feet away from anything flammable.
With a Precision tune-up from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Ravenna, we will perform a safety check of your heating system to be sure there are no leaks or CO issues. Along with a furnace tune-up, verify your heating vents are not blocked and that you’re changing your air filter every month. This will keep the air flow unrestricted and help stop allergens from irritating respiratory issues.
If You Need Help Staying Warm, Ask
There are right 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 result in a fire or a dangerous accumulation of carbon monoxide. If you need assistance paying your heating bills, visit NeedHelpPayingBills.com to find a service close to you.
To be sure your home is ready to keep you safe and warm all season long, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 330-236-4793 today.