With the winter season we all tend to spend more time inside trying to stay warm. While sometimes curling up with a blanket 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 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 right time of year to get the fireplace up and running, but before you do, be sure you have your chimney cleaned and inspected by a specialist. The fireplace may 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 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.
With a Precision tune-up from Rob's Albertan Service Experts in Edmonton, we will perform a safety check of your heating system to be sure there are no leaks or CO issues. Along with a Precision tune-up, make sure 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 aggravating 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 help paying your heating bills, visit NeedHelpPayingBills.com to find a service near you.
To make 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.