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 tea will do the trick, Donelson Air Service Experts is here with a few tips on how to stay warm (and safe!) this season.
Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Verify you have carbon monoxide (CO) detectors installed on all floors of your home, specifically near bedrooms, and test them to verify they are working. Since CO cannot be detected because it is odorless and invisible, it’s crucial that you have working CO detectors to make sure you are safe.
Get Your Chimney Inspection
This is the perfect time of year to get the fireplace roaring, but before you do, be sure you have your chimney cleaned and inspected by a specialist. The fireplace could 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 a successful way to heat small regions of your home, but confirm it has been authorized by a recognized testing laboratory and comes with an automatic shut-off feature. Observe all manufacturer’s instructions and make sure it is placed on a hard, level surface at least 36 inches away from any flammable items.
With a Precision tune-up from Donelson Air Service Experts in Nashville, we will perform a safety check of your furnace to be sure there are no leaks or CO problems. 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 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 heat your home – using the oven, a grill, or a camp stove are all wrong ways. Using these devices to heat your home could create a fire or a dangerous buildup of carbon monoxide. If you need help paying your energy bills, visit NeedHelpPayingBills.com to find a service close to you.
To make sure your home is ready to keep you safe and warm all season long, call Donelson Air Service Experts at 615-953-9885 today.