With the winter weather we all tend to spend most of our time inside trying to stay warm. While sometimes snuggling in bed and drinking hot tea 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
Verify you have carbon monoxide (CO) detectors installed on each floor of your home, especially near bedrooms, and test them to make sure they are functioning. Since CO is an odorless gas and cannot be detected, it’s vital that you have functioning CO detectors to make sure you are safe.
Get Your Chimney Inspection
This is the perfect time of year to get the fireplace up and running, but before you do, make sure you have your chimney cleaned and inspected by a professional. The fireplace may be a source of CO if you don’t keep it properly cleaned and maintained.
Be Careful with Space Heaters
Space heaters are generally safe, energy efficient, and an effective way to heat small areas of your home, but make sure it has been authorized by a recognized testing laboratory and has an automatic shut-off feature. Observe all manufacturer’s instructions and make sure it is placed on a hard, level surface at least 3 feet away from anything flammable.
With a Precision tune-up from Calverley Service Experts in Fort Worth, we will perform a safety check of your heating equipment to make 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 swapping out your air filter every month. This will keep the air flow unrestricted and help avoid allergens from aggravating respiratory issues.
If You Need Help Staying Warm, Ask
There are right 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 buildup of carbon monoxide. If you need support paying your energy bills, visit NeedHelpPayingBills.com to find a service near you.
To make sure your home is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Calverley Service Experts at 817-380-5647 today, or schedule service online.
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