Stay Warm and Safe This Winter

January 12, 2017

With the cold weather we all tend to spend the majority of our time indoors 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 couple tips on how to stay warm (and safe!) this winter.

Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Make sure you have carbon monoxide (CO) detectors installed on each 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 family is safe.

Get Your Chimney Inspection

This is the right time of year to get the fireplace roaring, but before you do, be sure you have your chimney cleaned and examined by an expert. The fireplace can be a source of CO if you don’t keep it regularly cleaned and maintained.

Be Careful with Space Heaters

Space heaters are normally safe, energy efficient, and a helpful way to heat small rooms of your home, but confirm it has been sanctioned by a recognized testing laboratory and contains an automatic shut-off feature. Observe all manufacturer’s instructions and make sure it is placed on a hard, level surface at least 3 feet away from any flammable items.

Furnace Tune-Up

With a Precision tune-up from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Alliance, we will perform a safety check of your heating equipment to ensure there are no leaks or CO problems. 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 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 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 result in a fire or a dangerous reserve of carbon monoxide. If you need assistance paying your heating bills, visit NeedHelpPayingBills.com to find a service in Alliance.

To make sure your home is ready to keep you safe and warm through the winter, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 330-235-1260 today.