With the winter season we all tend to spend most of our 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 a few 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 all floors of your home, particularly near bedrooms, and test them to make sure they are functioning. Since CO is an odorless gas and cannot be detected, it’s vital 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 can 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 sections of your home, but make sure it has been authorized by a recognized testing laboratory and comes with an automatic shut-off feature. Obey 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 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 heating tune-up, confirm your heating vents are free from obstruction and that you’re swapping out your air filter every 30 days. This will keep the air flow unrestricted and help prevent allergens from aggravating respiratory issues.
If You Need Help Staying Warm, Ask
There are correct ways and wrong ways to heat your home – using the oven, a grill, or a camp stove are all wrong ways. Using these products to heat your home could cause a fire or a dangerous accumulation of carbon monoxide. If you need support paying your energy 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 Bob Brown Service Experts at 623-243-4517 today.