With the cold weather we all tend to spend most of our time inside trying to stay warm. While sometimes snuggling in bed and drinking hot cocoa will do the trick, Peachtree Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple tips on how to stay warm (and safe!) this season.
Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Verify you have carbon monoxide (CO) detectors installed on each floor of your home, especially near bedrooms, and test them to confirm they are operating. Since CO cannot be detected because it is odorless and invisible, it’s important that you have working CO detectors to make sure you are safe.
Get Your Chimney Inspection
This is the ideal time of year to get the fireplace roaring, but before you do, ensure you have your chimney cleaned and inspected by a specialist. The fireplace may be a source of CO if you don’t have it regularly cleaned and maintained.
Be Careful with Space Heaters
Space heaters are typically safe, energy efficient, and a successful way to heat small regions of your home, but make sure it has been sanctioned by a recognized testing laboratory and contains 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 any flammable products.
With a heating tune-up from Peachtree Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Atlanta, we will perform a safety check of your furnace to make sure there are no leaks or CO problems. Along with a furnace tune-up, make sure your heating vents are not blocked and that you’re swapping out your air filter every 30 days. This will keep the air flow unrestricted and help prevent allergens from aggravating respiratory issues.
If You Need Help Staying Warm, Ask
There are appropriate ways and wrong ways to heat your home – using the oven, a grill, or a camp stove are all wrong ways. Using these products to heat your home could result in a fire or a dangerous buildup of carbon monoxide. If you need support paying your energy bills, visit NeedHelpPayingBills.com to find a service near you.
To make sure your home is ready to keep you safe and warm all season long, call Peachtree Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 678-235-9699 today.