With the winter season we all tend to spend the majority of our time indoors trying to stay warm. While sometimes snuggling in bed and drinking coffee will do the trick, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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 each floor of your home, specifically near bedrooms, and test them to make sure they are operating. Since CO does not have a smell 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 perfect time of year to get the fireplace up and running, but before you do, ensure you have your chimney cleaned and inspected by a professional. The fireplace could 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 confirm it has been sanctioned by a recognized testing laboratory and has an automatic shut-off feature. Obey all manufacturer’s instructions and make sure it is placed on a hard, level surface at least 36 inches away from anything flammable.
With a heating tune-up from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Livermore, we will perform a safety check of your heating equipment to make sure there are no leaks or CO problems. Along with a furnace tune-up, make sure your heating vents are not obstructed and that you’re replacing your air filter each month. This will keep the air flow unrestricted and help prevent allergens from irritating respiratory issues.
If You Need Help Staying Warm, Ask
There are right 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 reserve of carbon monoxide. If you need support paying your energy bills, visit NeedHelpPayingBills.com to find a service in Livermore.
To make sure your home is ready to keep you safe and warm through the winter, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 925-364-5427 today.