With the winter weather we all tend to spend more time in our homes trying to stay warm. While sometimes snuggling in bed and drinking hot cocoa will do the trick, Calverley Service Experts is here with a few tips on how to stay warm (and safe!) this winter.
Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Make sure you have carbon monoxide (CO) detectors installed on every floor of your home, particularly near bedrooms, and test them to confirm they are functioning. Since CO does not have a smell and cannot be detected, it’s vital that you have working CO detectors to make sure your home 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 successful way to heat small regions of your home, but verify it has been authorized by a recognized testing laboratory and has an automatic shut-off feature. Follow all manufacturer’s instructions and make sure it is placed on a hard, level surface at least three feet away from any flammable products.
With a Precision tune-up from Calverley Service Experts in Fort Worth, we will perform a safety check of your heating equipment to ensure there are no leaks or CO problems. Along with a furnace tune-up, confirm your heating vents are free from obstruction and that you’re changing your air filter every month. This will prevent the air flow from becoming restricted and help prevent allergens from irritating 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 result in a fire or a dangerous accumulation of carbon monoxide. If you need support paying your utility bills, visit NeedHelpPayingBills.com to find a service close to you.
To ensure your home is ready to keep you safe and warm through the winter, call Calverley Service Experts at 817-380-5647 today.