Stay Warm and Safe This Winter

January 12, 2017

With the winter weather we all tend to spend more time inside trying to stay warm. While sometimes curling up with a blanket and drinking hot tea will do the trick, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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 each floor of your home, especially near bedrooms, and test them to make sure they are functioning. Since CO is an odorless gas and cannot be detected, it’s crucial that you have functioning CO detectors to make sure your home is safe.

Get Your Chimney Inspection

This is the perfect time of year to get the fireplace up and running, but before you do, be sure you have your chimney cleaned and examined by a professional. The fireplace may 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 areas of your home, but verify it has been approved by a recognized testing laboratory and comes with an automatic shut-off feature. Follow all manufacturer’s instructions and be sure it is placed on a hard, level surface at least three feet away from anything flammable.

Furnace Tune-Up

With a heating tune-up from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Memphis, we will perform a safety check of your furnace to make sure there are no leaks or carbon monoxide issues. Along with a furnace tune-up, make sure your heating vents are not obstructed and that you’re replacing your air filter each month. This will prevent the air flow from becoming restricted and help stop allergens from irritating 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 support paying your heating bills, visit NeedHelpPayingBills.com to find a service in Memphis.

To be sure your home is ready to keep you safe and warm all season long, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 901-235-1196 today.

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