Tips to Safely Heat Your Home This Winter

Every year over 20,000 people go to the emergency room as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. The odorless, colorless gas is called the silent killer because it’s practically undetectable without a carbon monoxide detector

Carbon monoxide, as confirmed by the CDC, is produced by fireplaces, boilers, furnaces, stoves, and gas ranges so it only makes sense that carbon monoxide poisoning rises during the heating months when people are trying to warm their homes. To help keep your home safe, Stevenson Service Experts is here with a couple tips to safety warm your home. 

  • Put in a CO detector on each floor of your home and swap out the batteries annually. 
  • Keep all likely sources of combustion, such as paper, clothing, bedding, or rugs, a distance over three feet away from fireplaces, furnaces, stoves, or space heaters. 
  • Before lighting a fire in the fireplace, be sure to check to confirm the chimney damper is open and unobstructed. 
  • Do not leave portable heaters or fireplaces unattended. Shut off space heaters and be sure all embers in the fireplace are fully extinguished before going to bed or leaving home. 
  • Space heaters should always be placed on the floor, and on a hard, incombustible surface, like ceramic tile. Keep kids and animals away from space heaters. 
  • When purchasing a new space heater, buy a model that turns off automatically if the heater falls over. 
  • Don’t use a oven to heat your home. 
  • Have wood and coal stoves, fireplaces, chimneys and gas or oil furnaces professionally checked and cleaned every year. 

The ideal thing you can do for your heating system is to make sure it’s not only all set to keep your family warm all winter but also safe, is to schedule your heating tune-up. During your heating tune-up, Stevenson Service Experts will check to be sure your furnace is operating safely with a complete multi-point inspection and cleaning. Call 614-334-3192 today and learn how you can save on a furnace tune-up through November 25th. 

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