With the cold weather we all tend to spend the majority of our time inside trying to stay warm. While sometimes hiding under the covers and drinking hot tea will do the trick, San Antonio Air Service Experts 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 every floor of your home, specifically near bedrooms, and test them to confirm they are working. Since CO does not have a smell and cannot be detected, it’s important that you have working CO detectors to make sure your family is safe.
Get Your Chimney Inspection
This is the ideal time of year to get the fireplace roaring, but before you do, be sure you have your chimney cleaned and inspected by a professional. 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 normally safe, energy efficient, and a helpful way to heat small regions of your home, but make sure it has been approved by a recognized testing laboratory and has an automatic shut-off feature. Follow all manufacturer’s instructions and ensure it is placed on a hard, level surface at least 36 inches away from any flammable items.
With a heating tune-up from San Antonio Air Service Experts in San Antonio, we will perform a safety check of your furnace to ensure there are no leaks or CO problems. Along with a heating tune-up, confirm your heating vents are free from obstruction 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 irritating respiratory issues.
If You Need Help Staying Warm, Ask
There are correct 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 cause 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 ensure your home is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call San Antonio Air Service Experts at 210-570-9705 today.