With the winter season we all tend to spend more time indoors trying to stay warm. While sometimes snuggling in bed and drinking hot cocoa will do the trick, Robinson Service Experts is here with some tips on how to stay warm (and safe!) this winter.
Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Confirm you have carbon monoxide (CO) detectors installed on every floor of your home, especially 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 working CO detectors to make sure you are 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 examined by an expert. 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 generally safe, energy efficient, and an effective way to heat small areas of your home, but make sure it has been authorized by a recognized testing laboratory and has 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 Precision tune-up from Robinson Service Experts in Waukegan, 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 free from obstruction and that you’re changing your air filter every 30 days. This will keep the air flow unrestricted and help avoid allergens from aggravating respiratory issues.
If You Need Help Staying Warm, Ask
There are right ways and wrong ways to keep your home warm – using the oven, a grill, or a camp stove are all wrong ways. Using these products to heat your home could cause a fire or a dangerous buildup of carbon monoxide. If you need assistance paying your energy bills, visit NeedHelpPayingBills.com to find a service close to you.
To be sure your home is ready to keep you safe and warm all season long, call Robinson Service Experts at 847-306-8730 today, or schedule service online.
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