Stay Warm and Safe This Winter
With the cold weather we all tend to spend most of our time indoors trying to stay warm. While sometimes snuggling in bed and drinking hot cocoa will do the trick, Stallion Heating and 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 every floor of your home, particularly near bedrooms, and test them to make sure they are working. 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, make sure you have your chimney cleaned and examined by a specialist. The fireplace could 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 confirm it has been approved by a recognized testing laboratory and contains an automatic shut-off feature. Observe all manufacturer’s instructions and make sure it is placed on a hard, level surface at least 36 inches away from any flammable products.
With a furnace tune-up from Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning in Philadelphia, we will perform a safety check of your furnace to ensure 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 replacing your air filter every 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 heat your home – using the oven, a grill, or a camp stove are all wrong ways. Using these devices to heat your home could cause a fire or a dangerous accumulation of carbon monoxide. If you need support 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 all season long, call Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning at 215-259-5850 today, or schedule service online.
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