With the winter season we all tend to spend more time indoors trying to stay warm. While sometimes snuggling in bed and drinking hot cocoa will do the trick, Fras-Air/General Service Experts is here with a few tips on how to stay warm (and safe!) this winter.
Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Confirm you have carbon monoxide (CO) detectors installed on each floor of your home, specifically near bedrooms, and test them to make sure they are working. Since CO is an odorless gas and cannot be detected, it’s important that you have working CO detectors to make sure your home is 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 an expert. The fireplace can be a source of CO if you don’t have it regularly 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 sanctioned by a recognized testing laboratory and contains an automatic shut-off feature. Follow all manufacturer’s instructions and ensure it is placed on a hard, level surface at least three feet away from any flammable products.
With a Precision tune-up from Fras-Air/General Service Experts in Hillsborough, we will perform a safety check of your furnace to ensure there are no leaks or CO issues. Along with a heating tune-up, make sure your heating vents are free from obstruction and that you’re swapping out your air filter every month. This will keep the air flow unrestricted and help avoid allergens from exacerbating 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 products to heat your home could cause a fire or a dangerous buildup of carbon monoxide. If you need help paying your energy bills, visit NeedHelpPayingBills.com to find a service near you.
To ensure your home is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Fras-Air/General Service Experts at 908-448-2154 today, or schedule service online.
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