With the winter weather we all tend to spend most of our time in our homes trying to stay warm. While sometimes curling up with a blanket and drinking hot tea 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 all floors of your home, particularly near bedrooms, and test them to verify they are operating. Since CO is an odorless gas and cannot be detected, it’s important that you have working CO detectors to make sure your family is safe.
Get Your Chimney Inspection
This is the ideal time of year to get the fireplace up and running, but before you do, make sure you have your chimney cleaned and checked by a specialist. 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 typically safe, energy efficient, and an effective way to heat small rooms of your home, but verify it has been approved by a recognized testing laboratory and comes with 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 any flammable items.
With a furnace tune-up from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in West Palm Beach, we will perform a safety check of your heating equipment to make sure there are no leaks or CO issues. Along with a Precision tune-up, make sure 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 avoid 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 accumulation of carbon monoxide. If you need help paying your heating bills, visit NeedHelpPayingBills.com to find a service near you.
To be sure your home is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 561-629-1826 today.