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 is here with a few 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, 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 right time of year to get the fireplace going, but before you do, be sure you have your chimney cleaned and examined 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 generally safe, energy efficient, and an effective way to heat small regions of your home, but verify it has been approved 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 three feet away from any flammable products.
With a Precision tune-up from Climate Control Service Experts in Mobile, we will perform a safety check of your heating equipment to make sure there are no leaks or carbon monoxide issues. Along with a furnace tune-up, verify your heating vents are not blocked and that you’re swapping out your air filter every 30 days. This will keep the air flow unrestricted and help prevent allergens from aggravating respiratory issues.
If You Need Help Staying Warm, Ask
There are appropriate ways and wrong ways to keep your home warm – using the oven, a grill, or a camp stove are all wrong ways. Using these products to heat your home could create a fire or a dangerous accumulation of carbon monoxide. If you need assistance paying your heating bills, visit NeedHelpPayingBills.com to find a service in Mobile.
To be sure your home is ready to keep you safe and warm through the winter, call Climate Control Service Experts at 251-202-7503 today.