With the cold weather we all tend to spend more time inside trying to stay warm. While sometimes curling up with a blanket and drinking hot tea will do the trick, Levy & Son Service Experts 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 all floors of your home, especially near bedrooms, and test them to confirm they are working. Since CO does not have a smell and cannot be detected, it’s vital that you have operating CO detectors to make sure your family is safe.
Get Your Chimney Inspection
This is the right time of year to get the fireplace roaring, but before you do, be sure you have your chimney cleaned and checked by an expert. 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 generally safe, energy efficient, and an effective way to heat small rooms of your home, but confirm it has been authorized by a recognized testing laboratory and comes with an automatic shut-off feature. Obey all manufacturer’s instructions and be sure it is placed on a hard, level surface at least 36 inches away from any flammable items.
With a Precision tune-up from Levy & Son Service Experts in Dallas, we will perform a safety check of your heating equipment to ensure there are no leaks or carbon monoxide issues. Along with a furnace tune-up, make sure your heating vents are not obstructed and that you’re changing your air filter every month. This will keep the air flow unrestricted and help avoid allergens from aggravating respiratory issues.
If You Need Help Staying Warm, Ask
There are appropriate 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 devices to heat your home could result in a fire or a dangerous reserve of carbon monoxide. If you need assistance paying your utility bills, visit NeedHelpPayingBills.com to find a service in Dallas.
To be sure your home is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Levy & Son Service Experts at 469-250-0932 today.