With the cold weather we all tend to spend most of our time indoors 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 a few tips on how to stay warm (and safe!) this season.
Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Verify you have carbon monoxide (CO) detectors installed on all floors of your home, particularly near bedrooms, and test them to confirm they are functioning. Since CO is an odorless gas 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 perfect 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 typically safe, energy efficient, and an effective way to heat small rooms of your home, but make sure it has been authorized by a recognized testing laboratory and comes with an automatic shut-off feature. Obey all manufacturer’s instructions and make 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 heating tune-up, confirm 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 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 devices to heat your home could result in a fire or a dangerous reserve of carbon monoxide. If you need help paying your utility bills, visit NeedHelpPayingBills.com to find a service near you.
To be sure your home is ready to keep you safe and warm through the winter, call Levy & Son Service Experts at 469-250-0932 today.