With the cold weather we all tend to spend most 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
Confirm you have carbon monoxide (CO) detectors installed on all floors of your home, especially near bedrooms, and test them to verify they are operating. Since CO does not have a smell and cannot be detected, it’s crucial that you have functioning CO detectors to make sure you are safe.
Get Your Chimney Inspection
This is the ideal time of year to get the fireplace up and running, but before you do, be sure you have your chimney cleaned and checked by a specialist. The fireplace could be a source of CO if you don’t keep it properly 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 sanctioned by a recognized testing laboratory and has 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 Precision tune-up from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in West Palm Beach, we will perform a safety check of your heating equipment to be sure there are no leaks or CO problems. 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 exacerbating 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 energy bills, visit NeedHelpPayingBills.com to find a service near you.
To be sure your home is ready to keep you safe and warm through the winter, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 561-629-1826 today.