With the winter season we all tend to spend the majority of our time indoors trying to stay warm. While sometimes curling up with a blanket and drinking hot cocoa will do the trick, Wesley Wood Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a few tips on how to stay warm (and safe!) this season.
Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Verify you have carbon monoxide (CO) detectors installed on all floors of your home, particularly near bedrooms, and test them to verify they are working. Since CO does not have a smell and cannot be detected, it’s crucial that you have functioning CO detectors to make sure you are safe.
Get Your Chimney Inspection
This is the perfect time of year to get the fireplace roaring, but before you do, make sure you have your chimney cleaned and examined 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 generally safe, energy efficient, and an effective way to heat small sections of your home, but verify it has been authorized 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 Wesley Wood Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in West Chester, we will perform a safety check of your heating system to ensure there are no leaks or CO issues. Along with a furnace tune-up, verify your heating vents are not blocked and that you’re replacing your air filter each month. This will avoid the air flow from becoming restricted and help avoid allergens from aggravating respiratory issues.
If You Need Help Staying Warm, Ask
There are right 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 buildup of carbon monoxide. If you need help paying your heating bills, visit NeedHelpPayingBills.com to find a service in West Chester.
To be sure your home is ready to keep you safe and warm all season long, call Wesley Wood Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 484-401-7577 today.