Tips to Safely Heat Your Home This Winter

Each year over 20,000 people end up in the ER as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. This odorless and colorless gas is known as the silent killer because it’s essentially undetectable without a carbon monoxide detector

Carbon monoxide, as specified by the CDC, is given off by gas ranges, furnaces, fireplaces, stoves, and boilers so it only makes sense that carbon monoxide poisoning climbs during the winter months when people are trying to warm their homes. To help keep your family safe, Norrell Service Experts is here with a couple tips to safety keep your home heated. 

  • Place a CO detector on all floors of your home and swap out the batteries every year. 
  • Keep all possible sources of combustion, such as paper, clothing, bedding, or rugs, a minimum of three feet away from space heaters, stoves, furnaces or fireplaces. 
  • Before lighting a fire in the fireplace, always check to verify the chimney damper is open and unblocked. 
  • Don’t leave portable heaters or fireplaces unattended. Power off space heaters and confirm all embers in the fireplace are fully extinguished before leaving either heating source unattended. 
  • Space heaters should always be situated on the floor, and on a hard, fire-resistant surface, like ceramic tile. Keep young ones and pets away from space heaters. 
  • When buying a new space heater, buy a model that shuts off automatically if the heater tips over. 
  • Do not use a oven to heat your home. 
  • Have fireplaces, chimneys, gas or oil furnaces, and coal and wood stoves professionally examined and cleaned yearly. 

The best thing you can do for your furnace is to be sure it’s not only up to the task of keeping you warm all winter but also safe, is to call for your heating tune-up. During your fall tune-up, Norrell Service Experts will check to ensure your heating equipment is operating safely with a full multi-point inspection and cleaning. Call 205-267-0023 today and learn how you can save on a heating tune-up through November 25th. 

Savings For You

See All Offers Here >
Offer

$50 OFF ANY REPAIR

  • Save $50 on a Paid Service
  • Written 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Plus, ask how to save an additional 15% and waive your trip charge!
print
Offer

MAKE NO PAYMENTS FOR 30 DAYS!

  • Upgrade to Worry-Free Comfort with the Advantage Program and make NO payments for 30 days!
print

© 2024 Service Experts, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, and the Service Experts logo and design are registered trademarks of Service Experts LLC and used under license by SE Canada Inc. All Rights Reserved. *Not applicable to the Advantage Program. See your signed Advantage Program Agreement for full details and exclusions. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee is subject to certain restrictions and limitations as set forth in the applicable Terms and Conditions.

Chat with a Service Experts Professional