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 snuggling in bed and drinking hot cocoa will do the trick, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple tips on how to stay warm (and safe!) during the cold.

Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Verify you have carbon monoxide (CO) detectors installed on every floor of your home, especially near bedrooms, and test them to confirm they are operating. Since CO is an odorless gas and cannot be detected, it’s important 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, be sure you have your chimney cleaned and inspected by a professional. 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 normally safe, energy efficient, and a helpful way to heat small sections of your home, but make sure it has been approved by a recognized testing laboratory and has an automatic shut-off feature. Observe all manufacturer’s instructions and make sure it is placed on a hard, level surface at least three feet away from any flammable items.

Furnace Tune-Up

With a Precision tune-up from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Medina, we will perform a safety check of your heating system to ensure there are no leaks or carbon monoxide issues. Along with a heating tune-up, confirm your heating vents are not obstructed and that you’re changing your air filter every month. This will prevent the air flow from becoming restricted and help prevent 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 appliances to heat your home could create a fire or a dangerous accumulation of carbon monoxide. If you need assistance paying your utility bills, visit NeedHelpPayingBills.com to find a service in Medina.

To be sure your home is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 330-305-2799 today.

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