With the winter season we all tend to spend more time in our homes trying to stay warm. While sometimes hiding under the covers and drinking coffee will do the trick, Freschi Service Experts is here with a few tips on how to stay warm (and safe!) this winter.
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 verify they are functioning. Since CO does not have a smell and cannot be detected, it’s crucial that you have operating CO detectors to make sure you are safe.
Get Your Chimney Inspection
This is the right time of year to get the fireplace up and running, 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 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 be 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 make sure there are no leaks or carbon monoxide issues. Along with a Precision tune-up, verify your heating vents are free from obstruction and that you’re changing your air filter every month. This will keep the air flow unrestricted and help prevent allergens from exacerbating respiratory issues.
If You Need Help Staying Warm, Ask
There are appropriate ways and wrong ways to keep your home warm – 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 buildup of carbon monoxide. If you need assistance paying your utility bills, visit NeedHelpPayingBills.com to find a service near you.
To make sure your home is ready to keep you safe and warm all season long, call Freschi Service Experts at 925-384-1303 today.