Stay Warm and Safe This Winter

January 12, 2017

With the cold weather we all tend to spend most of our time indoors trying to stay warm. While sometimes curling up with a blanket and drinking hot tea will do the trick, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple tips on how to stay warm (and safe!) this winter.

Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Verify you have carbon monoxide (CO) detectors installed on each floor of your home, particularly near bedrooms, and test them to confirm they are functioning. Since CO is an odorless gas and cannot be detected, it’s vital that you have working CO detectors to make sure you are safe.

Get Your Chimney Inspection

This is the perfect time of year to get the fireplace going, but before you do, ensure you have your chimney cleaned and inspected by a specialist. The fireplace may be a source of CO if you don’t keep it regularly cleaned and maintained.

Be Careful with Space Heaters

Space heaters are normally safe, energy efficient, and a helpful way to heat small areas of your home, but confirm it has been sanctioned by a recognized testing laboratory and has an automatic shut-off feature. Obey all manufacturer’s instructions and be sure it is placed on a hard, level surface at least 36 inches away from any flammable products.

Furnace Tune-Up

With a heating tune-up from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Columbus, we will perform a safety check of your furnace to be sure there are no leaks or CO issues. Along with a heating tune-up, confirm your heating vents are free from obstruction and that you’re replacing your air filter each month. This will avoid the air flow from becoming restricted and help stop 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 devices 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 near you.

To make sure your home is ready to keep you safe and warm through the winter, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 614-334-3192 today.

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