With the cold weather 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, Broad Ripple Service Experts is here with a few tips on how to stay warm (and safe!) this winter.
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 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 ideal time of year to get the fireplace going, but before you do, be sure you have your chimney cleaned and inspected by a professional. 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. Follow all manufacturer’s instructions and be sure it is placed on a hard, level surface at least 3 feet away from anything flammable.
With a Precision tune-up from Broad Ripple Service Experts in Indianapolis, 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 not blocked and that you’re replacing your air filter each month. This will keep the air flow unrestricted and help avoid allergens from exacerbating 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 products to heat your home could cause a fire or a dangerous buildup of carbon monoxide. If you need help paying your energy bills, visit NeedHelpPayingBills.com to find a service in Indianapolis.
To be sure your home is ready to keep you safe and warm through the winter, call Broad Ripple Service Experts at 317-527-0271 today, or schedule service online.
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