Tips to Safely Heat Your Home This Winter

Every year over 20,000 people go to the emergency room due to carbon monoxide poisoning. This odorless and colorless gas is called the silent killer because it’s virtually undetectable without a carbon monoxide detector

Carbon monoxide, as specified by the CDC, is put off by fireplaces, boilers, furnaces, stoves, and gas ranges so it only makes sense that carbon monoxide poisoning increases during the winter months when people are trying to warm their homes. To help keep you safe, Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning is here with a few tips to safety keep your home heated. 

  • Install a CO detector on all floors of your home and replace the batteries every year. 
  • Keep all likely sources of combustion, such as paper, clothing, bedding, or rugs, at least three feet away from fireplaces, furnaces, stoves, or space heaters. 
  • Before igniting a fire in the fireplace, be sure to check to verify the chimney damper is open and unblocked. 
  • Never leave portable heaters or fireplaces unwatched. Shut off space heaters and ensure all embers in the fireplace are completely extinguished before leaving the area. 
  • Space heaters should always be positioned on the floor, and on a hard, fire-resistant surface, like porcelain tile. Keep kids and furbabies away from space heaters. 
  • When buying a new space heater, invest in a model that shuts off automatically if the heater falls over. 
  • Do not use a stove to warm your home. 
  • Have fireplaces, chimneys, gas or oil furnaces, and coal and wood stoves professionally inspected and cleaned annually. 

The best thing you can do for your furnace is to make sure it’s not only up to the task of keeping your home warm all winter but also safe, is to call for your heating tune-up. During your furnace tune-up, Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning will check to ensure your heating system is operating safely with a total multi-point inspection and cleaning. Call 215-259-5850 today and find out how you can save on a fall tune-up through November 25th. 

  • Zoning Systems: Control the Temperature in Every Room

    Central heating and air systems have radically changed home comfort and made it possible to stay completely cozy in any season or climate. But while centralized systems are a handy way to regulate the temperature, they at times fall short when it comes to evenly distributing heated or cooled air... Continue reading

  • Eight Popular Heating Fallacies Debunked

    There are many myths out there about home heating that create confusion and inefficient furnace use. It’s time to clear up these common misconceptions. Here, the heating professionals at Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing get to the bottom of the eight most common myths to... Continue reading

  • Eight Upgrades to Boost Your Home HVAC System

    During the coldest time of the year in the U.S., there’s no better way to improve your home’s comfort than with some effective upgrades. It’s not just about keeping the house toasty warm as the snow begins to fall—it’s about boosting efficiency and improving the very air you breathe.... Continue reading