Stay Warm and Safe This Winter

January 12, 2017

With the winter season we all tend to spend more time indoors trying to stay warm. While sometimes snuggling in bed and drinking coffee will do the trick, Rob's Albertan Service Experts is here with a couple tips on how to stay warm (and safe!) during the cold.

Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Verify you have carbon monoxide (CO) detectors installed on every floor of your home, specifically near bedrooms, and test them to confirm they are functioning. Since CO is an odorless gas and cannot be detected, it’s crucial that you have working 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, make sure you have your chimney cleaned and checked by a specialist. The fireplace may 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 successful way to heat small areas of your home, but confirm it has been approved by a recognized testing laboratory and comes with 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 products.

Furnace Tune-Up

With a furnace tune-up from Rob's Albertan Service Experts in Edmonton, we will perform a safety check of your furnace to be sure there are no leaks or CO problems. Along with a Precision 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 prevent allergens from exacerbating 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 create a fire or a dangerous reserve of carbon monoxide. If you need assistance 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 winter long, call Rob's Albertan Service Experts at 780-800-9047 today.

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