Stay Warm and Safe This Winter

January 12, 2017

With the winter season we all tend to spend more time indoors trying to stay warm. While sometimes snuggling in bed and drinking hot tea will do the trick, Bob Brown Service Experts is here with some tips on how to stay warm (and safe!) during the cold.

Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Make sure you have carbon monoxide (CO) detectors installed on each floor of your home, particularly near bedrooms, and test them to make sure they are working. Since CO does not have a smell and cannot be detected, it’s vital 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, make sure you have your chimney cleaned and checked by a professional. 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 typically safe, energy efficient, and a successful way to heat small sections of your home, but make sure it has been authorized by a recognized testing laboratory and comes with 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.

Furnace Tune-Up

With a heating tune-up from Bob Brown Service Experts in Tempe, we will perform a safety check of your heating system to make sure there are no leaks or CO issues. Along with a furnace tune-up, confirm your heating vents are not blocked and that you’re swapping out your air filter every 30 days. This will keep the air flow unrestricted and help avoid allergens from exacerbating respiratory issues.


If You Need Help Staying Warm, Ask

There are correct 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 buildup of carbon monoxide. If you need support paying your energy bills, visit NeedHelpPayingBills.com to find a service in Tempe.

To ensure your home is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Bob Brown Service Experts at 623-243-4517 today.

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