With the winter season we all tend to spend most of our time inside trying to stay warm. While sometimes snuggling in bed and drinking hot cocoa will do the trick, R & M Climate Control Service Experts is here with some tips on how to stay warm (and safe!) during the cold.
Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Make sure you have carbon monoxide (CO) detectors installed on all floors of your home, specifically near bedrooms, and test them to make sure they are working. Since CO is an odorless gas and cannot be detected, it’s crucial that you have functioning CO detectors to make sure your family is 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 a specialist. The fireplace can be a source of CO if you don’t have it regularly cleaned and maintained.
Be Careful with Space Heaters
Space heaters are generally safe, energy efficient, and a successful way to heat small rooms of your home, but confirm it has been authorized by a recognized testing laboratory and comes with an automatic shut-off feature. Obey all manufacturer’s instructions and be sure it is placed on a hard, level surface at least 36 inches away from any flammable items.
With a heating tune-up from R & M Climate Control Service Experts in Knoxville, we will perform a safety check of your heating equipment to be sure there are no leaks or carbon monoxide issues. Along with a heating tune-up, make sure your heating vents are not blocked and that you’re changing your air filter every month. 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 proper 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 cause a fire or a dangerous accumulation of carbon monoxide. If you need support paying your heating bills, visit NeedHelpPayingBills.com to find a service in Knoxville.
To ensure your home is ready to keep you safe and warm all season long, call R & M Climate Control Service Experts at 865-229-6176 today.