Stay Warm and Safe This Winter

January 12, 2017

With the cold weather we all tend to spend the majority of our time inside trying to stay warm. While sometimes curling up with a blanket and drinking coffee will do the trick, 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

Confirm you have carbon monoxide (CO) detectors installed on all floors of your home, especially near bedrooms, and test them to verify they are functioning. 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 checked by an expert. The fireplace could be a source of CO if you don’t have it regularly cleaned and maintained.

Be Careful with Space Heaters

Space heaters are generally safe, energy efficient, and an effective way to heat small rooms of your home, but verify it has been authorized by a recognized testing laboratory and contains an automatic shut-off feature. Follow all manufacturer’s instructions and ensure it is placed on a hard, level surface at least three feet away from any flammable items.

Furnace Tune-Up

With a furnace tune-up from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Shreveport, we will perform a safety check of your furnace to make sure there are no leaks or CO issues. Along with a heating tune-up, confirm your heating vents are not blocked and that you’re changing your air filter every month. This will avoid the air flow from becoming restricted and help avoid 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 devices to heat your home could result in a fire or a dangerous buildup of carbon monoxide. If you need help paying your energy bills, visit NeedHelpPayingBills.com to find a service near you.

To be sure your home is ready to keep you safe and warm all season long, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 318-588-8163 today.

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