Stay Warm and Safe This Winter

January 12, 2017

With the winter season we all tend to spend the majority of our time inside trying to stay warm. While sometimes snuggling in bed and drinking hot cocoa will do the trick, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple tips on how to stay warm (and safe!) during the cold.

Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Confirm you have carbon monoxide (CO) detectors installed on every floor of your home, specifically near bedrooms, and test them to confirm 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 you are safe.

Get Your Chimney Inspection

This is the right time of year to get the fireplace roaring, but before you do, ensure 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 a helpful way to heat small regions of your home, but verify it has been sanctioned by a recognized testing laboratory and has an automatic shut-off feature. Observe all manufacturer’s instructions and be sure it is placed on a hard, level surface at least 3 feet away from any flammable items.

Furnace Tune-Up

With a heating tune-up from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Naples, we will perform a safety check of your heating system to ensure there are no leaks or CO problems. Along with a furnace tune-up, make sure your heating vents are not blocked and that you’re replacing your air filter each month. This will prevent the air flow from becoming restricted 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 devices to heat your home could result in a fire or a dangerous buildup of carbon monoxide. If you need assistance paying your utility bills, visit NeedHelpPayingBills.com to find a service in Naples.

To ensure your home is ready to keep you safe and warm through the winter, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 239-908-6991 today.

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