Stay Warm and Safe This Winter

January 12, 2017

With the winter weather we all tend to spend the majority of our time indoors trying to stay warm. While sometimes hiding under the covers and drinking hot cocoa will do the trick, Comfort Masters Service Experts Heating & 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 all floors of your home, specifically near bedrooms, and test them to verify they are functioning. Since CO does not have a smell and cannot be detected, it’s important that you have functioning CO detectors to make sure your family is safe.

Get Your Chimney Inspection

This is the ideal 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 normally safe, energy efficient, and a helpful way to heat small regions of your home, but confirm it has been authorized 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 items.

Furnace Tune-Up

With a furnace tune-up from Comfort Masters Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Wheeling, 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 not blocked and that you’re swapping out your air filter every 30 days. This will prevent the air flow from becoming restricted and help prevent allergens from exacerbating respiratory issues.


If You Need Help Staying Warm, Ask

There are right ways and wrong ways to make sure your home is heated – using the oven, a grill, or a camp stove are all wrong ways. Using these appliances to heat your home could result in a fire or a dangerous buildup of carbon monoxide. If you need support paying your heating bills, visit NeedHelpPayingBills.com to find a service close to you.

To make sure your home is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Comfort Masters Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 847-250-6729 today.

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