With the winter weather we all tend to spend the majority of our time indoors trying to stay warm. While sometimes hiding under the covers and drinking coffee 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
Make sure you have carbon monoxide (CO) detectors installed on all floors of your home, especially near bedrooms, and test them to make sure they are functioning. Since CO does not have a smell and cannot be detected, it’s vital that you have working CO detectors to make sure your home is safe.
Get Your Chimney Inspection
This is the ideal time of year to get the fireplace going, but before you do, make sure you have your chimney cleaned and checked by an expert. 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 a helpful way to heat small areas of your home, but confirm it has been authorized by a recognized testing laboratory and contains an automatic shut-off feature. Follow all manufacturer’s instructions and ensure it is placed on a hard, level surface at least three feet away from any flammable products.
With a heating tune-up from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Westminster, we will perform a safety check of your heating system to ensure there are no leaks or carbon monoxide issues. Along with a Precision tune-up, confirm your heating vents are not blocked and that you’re swapping out your air filter every 30 days. This will prevent the air flow from becoming restricted 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 result in a fire or a dangerous reserve of carbon monoxide. If you need help paying your heating bills, visit NeedHelpPayingBills.com to find a service in Westminster.
To make sure your home is ready to keep you safe and warm all season long, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 303-647-5853 today.