With the winter season we all tend to spend more time in our homes 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 couple tips on how to stay warm (and safe!) this season.
Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Verify you have carbon monoxide (CO) detectors installed on every floor of your home, especially near bedrooms, and test them to confirm they are working. Since CO is an odorless gas and cannot be detected, it’s crucial that you have operating CO detectors to make sure you are safe.
Get Your Chimney Inspection
This is the right time of year to get the fireplace up and running, but before you do, be sure you have your chimney cleaned and examined by an expert. The fireplace may 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 make sure it has been approved by a recognized testing laboratory and comes with an automatic shut-off feature. Obey all manufacturer’s instructions and ensure it is placed on a hard, level surface at least three feet away from any flammable items.
With a furnace tune-up from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Fort Myers, we will perform a safety check of your heating system to be sure there are no leaks or carbon monoxide issues. Along with a heating tune-up, make sure your heating vents are not blocked and that you’re changing your air filter every month. This will keep the air flow unrestricted and help prevent allergens from exacerbating respiratory issues.
If You Need Help Staying Warm, Ask
There are proper ways and wrong ways to keep your home warm – 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 reserve of carbon monoxide. If you need assistance paying your energy bills, visit NeedHelpPayingBills.com to find a service in Fort Myers.
To ensure your home is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 239-908-6991 today.