Stay Warm and Safe This Winter

January 12, 2017

With the cold weather we all tend to spend more time indoors trying to stay warm. While sometimes hiding under the covers and drinking hot cocoa will do the trick, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a few tips on how to stay warm (and safe!) this season.

Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Confirm you have carbon monoxide (CO) detectors installed on every floor of your home, especially near bedrooms, and test them to confirm they are functioning. Since CO cannot be detected because it is odorless and invisible, it’s vital 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 going, but before you do, ensure you have your chimney cleaned and inspected by an expert. The fireplace could be a source of CO if you don’t keep it regularly cleaned and maintained.

Be Careful with Space Heaters

Space heaters are generally safe, energy efficient, and a successful way to heat small areas of your home, but verify it has been approved by a recognized testing laboratory and contains 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 products.

Furnace Tune-Up

With a furnace tune-up from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Cocoa, we will perform a safety check of your furnace to ensure there are no leaks or CO issues. Along with a heating tune-up, verify your heating vents are not blocked and that you’re swapping out your air filter every 30 days. This will avoid the air flow from becoming restricted and help avoid allergens from irritating 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 appliances to heat your home could create a fire or a dangerous reserve of carbon monoxide. If you need help paying your energy 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 Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 321-428-7635 today.

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