Stay Warm and Safe This Winter

January 12, 2017

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 some tips on how to stay warm (and safe!) this winter.

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 important that you have operating CO detectors to make sure you are safe.

Get Your Chimney Inspection

This is the right 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 an effective 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. Follow all manufacturer’s instructions and ensure it is placed on a hard, level surface at least 3 feet away from any flammable items.

Furnace Tune-Up

With a Precision tune-up from Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts in Windsor, we will perform a safety check of your furnace to make 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 prevent 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 appliances to heat your home could create a fire or a dangerous reserve of carbon monoxide. If you need support paying your energy 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.

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