With the winter weather we all tend to spend the majority of our time inside trying to stay warm. While sometimes curling up with a blanket and drinking hot tea will do the trick, Climate Control 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, specifically near bedrooms, and test them to confirm they are operating. Since CO does not have a smell and cannot be detected, it’s vital that you have operating CO detectors to make sure your family is safe.
Get Your Chimney Inspection
This is the perfect time of year to get the fireplace up and running, but before you do, make sure you have your chimney cleaned and examined by a specialist. The fireplace can be a source of CO if you don’t have it regularly cleaned and maintained.
Be Careful with Space Heaters
Space heaters are generally safe, energy efficient, and a helpful way to heat small sections of your home, but verify it has been sanctioned by a recognized testing laboratory and comes with an automatic shut-off feature. Follow all manufacturer’s instructions and be sure it is placed on a hard, level surface at least 3 feet away from any flammable products.
With a furnace tune-up from Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Mobile, we will perform a safety check of your heating equipment to be sure there are no leaks or carbon monoxide issues. Along with a furnace tune-up, verify 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 appropriate ways and wrong ways to heat your home – using the oven, a grill, or a camp stove are all wrong ways. Using these products to heat your home could cause 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 make sure your home is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 251-202-7503 today.