Stay Warm and Safe This Winter

January 12, 2017

With the winter weather we all tend to spend more time indoors trying to stay warm. While sometimes snuggling in bed and drinking coffee will do the trick, Peachtree Service Experts is here with a couple tips on how to stay warm (and safe!) this winter.

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 crucial 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 confirm it has been sanctioned by a recognized testing laboratory and contains an automatic shut-off feature. Follow all manufacturer’s instructions and ensure 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 Peachtree Service Experts in Atlanta, we will perform a safety check of your heating system to make sure there are no leaks or CO problems. Along with a heating tune-up, make sure your heating vents are free from obstruction and that you’re swapping out your air filter every 30 days. This will keep the air flow unrestricted and help avoid allergens from exacerbating respiratory issues.


If You Need Help Staying Warm, Ask

There are correct 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 accumulation of carbon monoxide. If you need support paying your energy bills, visit NeedHelpPayingBills.com to find a service in Atlanta.

To make sure your home is ready to keep you safe and warm all season long, call Peachtree Service Experts at 678-235-9699 today.

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