With the winter weather we all tend to spend most of our time indoors trying to stay warm. While sometimes curling up with a blanket and drinking hot tea will do the trick, Roy Inch & Sons Home Services by Enercare is here with a couple tips on how to stay warm (and safe!) this winter.
Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Make sure you have carbon monoxide (CO) detectors installed on each floor of your home, especially near bedrooms, and test them to verify they are working. Since CO cannot be detected because it is odorless and invisible, it’s vital that you have functioning CO detectors to make sure you are safe.
Get Your Chimney Inspection
This is the ideal time of year to get the fireplace up and running, but before you do, ensure you have your chimney cleaned and checked by a specialist. The fireplace can be a source of CO if you don’t keep it regularly cleaned and maintained.
Be Careful with Space Heaters
Space heaters are typically safe, energy efficient, and an effective way to heat small regions of your home, but make sure it has been sanctioned by a recognized testing laboratory and comes with an automatic shut-off feature. Follow all manufacturer’s instructions and make sure it is placed on a hard, level surface at least 3 feet away from any flammable products.
With a heating tune-up from Roy Inch & Sons Home Services by Enercare in London, 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 free from obstruction and that you’re replacing your air filter each month. This will avoid the air flow from becoming restricted and help stop allergens from irritating 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 products to heat your home could create a fire or a dangerous reserve of carbon monoxide. If you need support paying your heating 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 Roy Inch & Sons Home Services by Enercare at 226-270-1164 today.