With the cold weather we all tend to spend most of our time indoors trying to stay warm. While sometimes hiding under the covers and drinking hot cocoa will do the trick, Coastal Service Experts is here with some tips on how to stay warm (and safe!) this season.
Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Make sure you have carbon monoxide (CO) detectors installed on each floor of your home, specifically near bedrooms, and test them to verify they are working. Since CO is an odorless gas and cannot be detected, it’s crucial 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 examined by an expert. The fireplace can 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 successful way to heat small areas of your home, but confirm it has been approved by a recognized testing laboratory and has an automatic shut-off feature. Observe all manufacturer’s instructions and ensure it is placed on a hard, level surface at least 36 inches away from any flammable products.
With a heating tune-up from Coastal Service Experts in Savannah, we will perform a safety check of your heating system to make sure there are no leaks or carbon monoxide issues. Along with a Precision tune-up, make sure your heating vents are free from obstruction and that you’re replacing your air filter each month. This will keep the air flow unrestricted and help prevent allergens from aggravating respiratory issues.
If You Need Help Staying Warm, Ask
There are appropriate ways and wrong ways to keep your home warm – using the oven, a grill, or a camp stove are all wrong ways. Using these products to heat your home could create a fire or a dangerous accumulation 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 Coastal Service Experts at 912-208-2399 today.