With the winter season we all tend to spend the majority of our time inside trying to stay warm. While sometimes hiding under the covers and drinking hot cocoa will do the trick, All American Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple 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, especially near bedrooms, and test them to make sure they are operating. Since CO does not have a smell and cannot be detected, it’s important 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 going, but before you do, be sure you have your chimney cleaned and inspected by an expert. The fireplace can 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 rooms of your home, but make sure it has been approved by a recognized testing laboratory and has an automatic shut-off feature. Observe all manufacturer’s instructions and make sure it is placed on a hard, level surface at least three feet away from any flammable products.
With a heating tune-up from All American Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Daytona Beach, we will perform a safety check of your heating system to ensure there are no leaks or carbon monoxide issues. Along with a Precision tune-up, confirm your heating vents are free from obstruction and that you’re replacing your air filter each month. This will keep the air flow unrestricted and help stop allergens from irritating respiratory issues.
If You Need Help Staying Warm, Ask
There are right 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 appliances to heat your home could create a fire or a dangerous reserve of carbon monoxide. If you need assistance paying your heating bills, visit NeedHelpPayingBills.com to find a service in Daytona Beach.
To be sure your home is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call All American Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 386-310-2061 today.