With the winter season we all tend to spend most of our time indoors trying to stay warm. While sometimes snuggling in bed and drinking coffee will do the trick, Rolf Griffin Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some tips on how to stay warm (and safe!) this winter.
Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Make sure you have carbon monoxide (CO) detectors installed on every floor of your home, specifically near bedrooms, and test them to confirm they are functioning. Since CO is an odorless gas and cannot be detected, it’s important that you have operating CO detectors to make sure your home is safe.
Get Your Chimney Inspection
This is the right time of year to get the fireplace roaring, but before you do, ensure you have your chimney cleaned and checked by a professional. The fireplace may 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 regions of your home, but verify it has been sanctioned by a recognized testing laboratory and comes with an automatic shut-off feature. Follow all manufacturer’s instructions and ensure it is placed on a hard, level surface at least three feet away from any flammable items.
With a Precision tune-up from Rolf Griffin Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Fort Wayne, we will perform a safety check of your heating system to ensure there are no leaks or CO issues. Along with a Precision tune-up, make sure your heating vents are not blocked and that you’re swapping out your air filter every 30 days. 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 devices to heat your home could cause a fire or a dangerous reserve of carbon monoxide. If you need help paying your energy bills, visit NeedHelpPayingBills.com to find a service in Fort Wayne.
To make sure your home is ready to keep you safe and warm through the winter, call Rolf Griffin Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 260-557-1275 today.