Stay Warm and Safe This Winter

January 12, 2017

With the winter weather we all tend to spend the majority of our time indoors trying to stay warm. While sometimes snuggling in bed and drinking hot cocoa will do the trick, Stevenson Service Experts is here with a couple 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, specifically near bedrooms, and test them to verify they are functioning. Since CO is an odorless gas and cannot be detected, it’s vital that you have working CO detectors to make sure your home is safe.

Get Your Chimney Inspection

This is the ideal time of year to get the fireplace going, but before you do, make sure you have your chimney cleaned and examined by an expert. 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 an effective way to heat small sections of your home, but verify it has been sanctioned 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 three feet away from anything flammable.

Furnace Tune-Up

With a heating tune-up from Stevenson Service Experts in Dayton, we will perform a safety check of your heating system to be sure there are no leaks or carbon monoxide issues. Along with a heating tune-up, make sure your heating vents are not obstructed and that you’re replacing your air filter each month. This will avoid the air flow from becoming restricted and help avoid allergens from aggravating respiratory issues.


If You Need Help Staying Warm, Ask

There are proper 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 result in a fire or a dangerous buildup of carbon monoxide. If you need help paying your energy bills, visit NeedHelpPayingBills.com to find a service in Dayton.

To make sure your home is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Stevenson Service Experts at 937-503-7896 today.

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