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, Teays Valley 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 all floors of your home, particularly near bedrooms, and test them to make sure they are functioning. Since CO is an odorless gas and cannot be detected, it’s important that you have functioning CO detectors to make sure you are safe.
Get Your Chimney Inspection
This is the right time of year to get the fireplace roaring, but before you do, make sure you have your chimney cleaned and inspected 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 contains an automatic shut-off feature. Follow all manufacturer’s instructions and make sure it is placed on a hard, level surface at least 36 inches away from any flammable items.
With a Precision tune-up from Teays Valley Service Experts in Hurricane, we will perform a safety check of your heating system to make sure there are no leaks or CO problems. Along with a heating tune-up, make sure your heating vents are free from obstruction and that you’re replacing your air filter every 30 days. 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 appliances to heat your home could cause a fire or a dangerous buildup of carbon monoxide. If you need assistance paying your energy 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 season long, call Teays Valley Service Experts at 304-760-5088 today, or schedule service online.
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