Stay Warm and Safe This Winter

January 12, 2017

With the winter weather we all tend to spend most of our time inside trying to stay warm. While sometimes curling up with a blanket and drinking coffee will do the trick, Service Experts Commercial HVAC is here with a couple tips on how to stay warm (and safe!) during the cold.

Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Confirm you have carbon monoxide (CO) detectors installed on all floors of your home, particularly near bedrooms, and test them to make sure they are operating. Since CO cannot be detected because it is odorless and invisible, it’s crucial that you have working CO detectors to make sure your home 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 examined 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 normally safe, energy efficient, and a helpful way to heat small regions of your home, but confirm it has been sanctioned by a recognized testing laboratory and has an automatic shut-off feature. Observe all manufacturer’s instructions and be sure it is placed on a hard, level surface at least 3 feet away from any flammable items.

Furnace Tune-Up

With a furnace tune-up from Service Experts Commercial HVAC in Toronto, we will perform a safety check of your heating equipment to make sure there are no leaks or carbon monoxide issues. Along with a furnace tune-up, verify your heating vents are not obstructed and that you’re replacing your air filter each month. This will keep the air flow unrestricted and help prevent allergens from exacerbating respiratory issues.


If You Need Help Staying Warm, Ask

There are correct ways and wrong ways to keep your home warm – using the oven, a grill, or a camp stove are all wrong ways. Using these appliances to heat your home could cause a fire or a dangerous accumulation of carbon monoxide. If you need assistance paying your energy bills, visit NeedHelpPayingBills.com to find a service in Toronto.

To make sure your home is ready to keep you safe and warm all season long, call Service Experts Commercial HVAC at 289-201-2346 today.

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