With the winter season we all tend to spend most of our time in our homes trying to stay warm. While sometimes hiding under the covers and drinking hot cocoa will do the trick, Freschi Service Experts is here with some 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 make sure they are functioning. Since CO does not have a smell and cannot be detected, it’s important 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 going, but before you do, be sure you have your chimney cleaned and inspected by an expert. The fireplace could be a source of CO if you don’t keep it properly cleaned and maintained.
Be Careful with Space Heaters
Space heaters are normally safe, energy efficient, and an effective way to heat small regions of your home, but make sure it has been sanctioned by a recognized testing laboratory and has 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 anything flammable.
With a furnace tune-up from Freschi Service Experts in Concord, we will perform a safety check of your heating system to be sure there are no leaks or carbon monoxide issues. Along with a Precision tune-up, verify your heating vents are not blocked 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 heat your home – 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 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 all season long, call Freschi Service Experts at 925-384-1303 today.