Stay Warm and Safe This Winter

January 12, 2017

With the winter weather we all tend to spend most of our time in our homes trying to stay warm. While sometimes curling up with a blanket 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!) during the cold.

Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Verify you have carbon monoxide (CO) detectors installed on each floor of your home, especially near bedrooms, and test them to verify they are operating. Since CO is an odorless gas and cannot be detected, it’s crucial that you have working 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, ensure you have your chimney cleaned and inspected by a professional. 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 normally safe, energy efficient, and a successful way to heat small regions of your home, but verify it has been approved by a recognized testing laboratory and contains an automatic shut-off feature. Observe all manufacturer’s instructions and be sure it is placed on a hard, level surface at least 3 feet away from any flammable products.

Furnace Tune-Up

With a Precision tune-up from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Kingston, 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, confirm 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 stop allergens from irritating 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 appliances to heat your home could create a fire or a dangerous reserve of carbon monoxide. If you need assistance paying your utility bills, visit NeedHelpPayingBills.com to find a service in Kingston.

To ensure your home is ready to keep you safe and warm through the winter, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 613-817-1591 today.

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