With the cold weather we all tend to spend the majority of our time indoors trying to stay warm. While sometimes snuggling in bed and drinking hot cocoa will do the trick, Comfort Masters Service Experts is here with some tips on how to stay warm (and safe!) this winter.
Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Make sure you have carbon monoxide (CO) detectors installed on each floor of your home, particularly near bedrooms, and test them to make sure they are operating. Since CO is an odorless gas and cannot be detected, it’s important that you have operating CO detectors to make sure your family is safe.
Get Your Chimney Inspection
This is the perfect time of year to get the fireplace roaring, but before you do, make sure you have your chimney cleaned and checked 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 generally safe, energy efficient, and an effective way to heat small areas of your home, but make sure it has been approved 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 three feet away from anything flammable.
With a Precision tune-up from Comfort Masters Service Experts in Wheeling, 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 irritating 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 create a fire or a dangerous buildup of carbon monoxide. If you need help paying your energy bills, visit NeedHelpPayingBills.com to find a service in Wheeling.
To make sure your home is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Comfort Masters Service Experts at 847-250-6729 today, or schedule service online.
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