With the winter season we all tend to spend most of our time inside trying to stay warm. While sometimes curling up with a blanket 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
Confirm you have carbon monoxide (CO) detectors installed on each floor of your home, particularly near bedrooms, and test them to verify they are functioning. Since CO cannot be detected because it is odorless and invisible, it’s vital that you have functioning CO detectors to make sure your home is safe.
Get Your Chimney Inspection
This is the perfect time of year to get the fireplace up and running, but before you do, be sure you have your chimney cleaned and checked by an expert. The fireplace may 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 a helpful way to heat small areas of your home, but make sure it has been sanctioned by a recognized testing laboratory and comes with an automatic shut-off feature. Follow all manufacturer’s instructions and make sure it is placed on a hard, level surface at least 36 inches away from anything flammable.
With a Precision tune-up from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Calgary, we will perform a safety check of your heating system to ensure there are no leaks or CO problems. Along with a heating 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 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 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 buildup of carbon monoxide. If you need help paying your heating bills, visit NeedHelpPayingBills.com to find a service close to you.
To be sure your home is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 403-279-5760 today.