Stay Warm and Safe This Winter

January 12, 2017

With the winter weather we all tend to spend more time in our homes trying to stay warm. While sometimes hiding under the covers and drinking hot cocoa will do the trick, Air Engineers Service Experts is here with some tips on how to stay warm (and safe!) this winter.

Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Verify you have carbon monoxide (CO) detectors installed on every floor of your home, specifically near bedrooms, and test them to confirm they are working. Since CO is an odorless gas and cannot be detected, it’s crucial that you have working CO detectors to make sure your home is safe.

Get Your Chimney Inspection

This is the ideal time of year to get the fireplace roaring, but before you do, be sure you have your chimney cleaned and inspected by an expert. The fireplace may be a source of CO if you don’t have it regularly cleaned and maintained.

Be Careful with Space Heaters

Space heaters are typically safe, energy efficient, and a successful way to heat small regions 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.

Furnace Tune-Up

With a Precision tune-up from Air Engineers Service Experts in Jacksonville, we will perform a safety check of your heating equipment to make sure there are no leaks or CO issues. Along with a Precision tune-up, verify your heating vents are free from obstruction and that you’re changing your air filter every month. This will avoid the air flow from becoming restricted and help stop allergens from aggravating respiratory issues.


If You Need Help Staying Warm, Ask

There are appropriate 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 cause a fire or a dangerous buildup of carbon monoxide. If you need assistance paying your heating bills, visit NeedHelpPayingBills.com to find a service in Jacksonville.

To ensure your home is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Air Engineers Service Experts at 904-450-5672 today.

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