With the cold weather we all tend to spend most of our time in our homes trying to stay warm. While sometimes hiding under the covers and drinking coffee will do the trick, Air Engineers Service Experts is here with a few 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 functioning. Since CO is an odorless gas and cannot be detected, it’s important that you have functioning 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 a professional. 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 generally safe, energy efficient, and a successful way to heat small regions of your home, but confirm it has been approved 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 3 feet away from any flammable products.
With a Precision tune-up from Air Engineers Service Experts in Jacksonville, we will perform a safety check of your heating equipment to be sure there are no leaks or CO issues. Along with a Precision tune-up, verify your heating vents are not blocked and that you’re changing your air filter every month. This will avoid the air flow from becoming restricted and help stop allergens from exacerbating respiratory issues.
If You Need Help Staying Warm, Ask
There are correct 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 devices to heat your home could cause a fire or a dangerous buildup of carbon monoxide. If you need help paying your heating bills, visit NeedHelpPayingBills.com to find a service near you.
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.