Stay Warm and Safe This Winter
With the cold weather we all tend to spend the majority of our time in our homes trying to stay warm. While sometimes curling up with a blanket and drinking coffee will do the trick, Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning is here with some tips on how to stay warm (and safe!) this season.
Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Confirm you have carbon monoxide (CO) detectors installed on each floor of your home, specifically near bedrooms, and test them to make sure they are operating. Since CO does not have a smell and cannot be detected, it’s crucial that you have operating CO detectors to make sure your family is safe.
Get Your Chimney Inspection
This is the perfect time of year to get the fireplace up and running, but before you do, be sure you have your chimney cleaned and checked 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 typically safe, energy efficient, and a successful way to heat small areas of your home, but verify it has been sanctioned by a recognized testing laboratory and contains 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.
With a furnace tune-up from Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning in Philadelphia, we will perform a safety check of your heating equipment to ensure there are no leaks or CO issues. Along with a furnace tune-up, confirm your heating vents are not obstructed and that you’re swapping out your air filter each month. This will prevent the air flow from becoming restricted and help stop allergens from exacerbating respiratory issues.
If You Need Help Staying Warm, Ask
There are proper ways and wrong ways to keep your home warm – 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 help paying your energy bills, visit NeedHelpPayingBills.com to find a service near you.
To ensure your home is ready to keep you safe and warm all season long, call Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning at 215-259-5850 today, or schedule service online.
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