Stay Warm and Safe This Winter

January 12, 2017

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 is here with some 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 make sure they are working. Since CO does not have a smell and cannot be detected, it’s important that you have functioning CO detectors to make sure your family is 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 an expert. The fireplace could be a source of CO if you don’t keep it properly cleaned and maintained.

Be Careful with Space Heaters

Space heaters are generally safe, energy efficient, and a helpful way to heat small sections of your home, but verify it has been authorized by a recognized testing laboratory and has an automatic shut-off feature. Follow all manufacturer’s instructions and be sure it is placed on a hard, level surface at least three feet away from any flammable products.

Furnace Tune-Up

With a heating tune-up from Wesley Wood Service Experts in West Chester, we will perform a safety check of your furnace to ensure there are no leaks or CO problems. Along with a heating 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 prevent allergens from exacerbating 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 cause a fire or a dangerous buildup of carbon monoxide. If you need assistance paying your energy 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 at 484-401-7577 today.

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