Stay Warm and Safe This Winter

January 12, 2017

With the winter weather we all tend to spend most of our time inside trying to stay warm. While sometimes snuggling in bed and drinking hot tea will do the trick, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some 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, specifically near bedrooms, and test them to verify they are working. Since CO is an odorless gas and cannot be detected, 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 going, but before you do, be sure you have your chimney cleaned and examined by an expert. The fireplace may be a source of CO if you don’t keep it regularly cleaned and maintained.

Be Careful with Space Heaters

Space heaters are typically safe, energy efficient, and a helpful way to heat small rooms of your home, but confirm 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 products.

Furnace Tune-Up

With a furnace tune-up from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Orlando, we will perform a safety check of your furnace to make sure there are no leaks or carbon monoxide issues. Along with a Precision tune-up, make sure your heating vents are not obstructed and that you’re swapping out your air filter every 30 days. This will prevent the air flow from becoming restricted and help avoid allergens from aggravating respiratory issues.


If You Need Help Staying Warm, Ask

There are right 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 products to heat your home could result in a fire or a dangerous accumulation of carbon monoxide. If you need assistance paying your energy bills, visit NeedHelpPayingBills.com to find a service in Orlando.

To be sure your home is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 407-329-7661 today.

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