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 hot cocoa will do the trick, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a few 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, specifically near bedrooms, and test them to verify they are operating. Since CO is an odorless gas and cannot be detected, it’s vital that you have functioning CO detectors to make sure your family 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 inspected 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 normally safe, energy efficient, and a helpful way to heat small regions of your home, but verify it has been sanctioned by a recognized testing laboratory and has 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 anything flammable.
With a heating tune-up from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Miami, we will perform a safety check of your heating equipment to make sure there are no leaks or CO issues. Along with a furnace tune-up, verify your heating vents are not obstructed and that you’re changing your air filter every month. This will avoid the air flow from becoming restricted and help avoid allergens from irritating respiratory issues.
If You Need Help Staying Warm, Ask
There are right 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 appliances to heat your home could cause a fire or a dangerous buildup of carbon monoxide. If you need help paying your utility 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 Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 305-440-1505 today.