With the cold weather we all tend to spend the majority of our time inside trying to stay warm. While sometimes snuggling in bed and drinking coffee will do the trick, Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts is here with some 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 confirm 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 your family is safe.
Get Your Chimney Inspection
This is the ideal time of year to get the fireplace up and running, but before you do, be sure you have your chimney cleaned and examined by a professional. 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 a helpful way to heat small rooms of your home, but make sure it has been authorized by a recognized testing laboratory and has an automatic shut-off feature. Follow all manufacturer’s instructions and be sure it is placed on a hard, level surface at least 3 feet away from any flammable items.
With a furnace tune-up from Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts in Kitchener, we will perform a safety check of your heating equipment to be sure there are no leaks or CO issues. Along with a furnace tune-up, confirm your heating vents are not blocked and that you’re swapping out your air filter every 30 days. This will prevent 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 appliances to heat your home could result in a fire or a dangerous accumulation of carbon monoxide. If you need help paying your heating bills, visit NeedHelpPayingBills.com to find a service in Kitchener.
To ensure your home is ready to keep you safe and warm all season long, call Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts at 519-804-1617 today.