With the cold weather we all tend to spend more time in our homes trying to stay warm. While sometimes hiding under the covers and drinking hot cocoa will do the trick, Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts is here with a few tips on how to stay warm (and safe!) this season.
Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Confirm you have carbon monoxide (CO) detectors installed on every floor of your home, particularly 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, be sure you have your chimney cleaned and examined by an expert. The fireplace may be a source of CO if you don’t keep it regularly cleaned and maintained.
Be Careful with Space Heaters
Space heaters are generally safe, energy efficient, and a helpful way to heat small areas of your home, but verify it has been sanctioned 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 three feet away from anything flammable.
With a furnace tune-up from Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts in Windsor, we will perform a safety check of your furnace to be sure there are no leaks or CO issues. Along with a Precision tune-up, confirm 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 avoid allergens from irritating respiratory issues.
If You Need Help Staying Warm, Ask
There are proper 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 devices to heat your home could cause a fire or a dangerous reserve of carbon monoxide. If you need support paying your heating bills, visit NeedHelpPayingBills.com to find a service near you.
To be sure your home is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts at 226-773-3357 today.