Stay Warm and Safe This Winter

January 12, 2017

With the winter season we all tend to spend most of our time inside trying to stay warm. While sometimes snuggling in bed and drinking coffee will do the trick, Golden Seal Service Experts is here with a few tips on how to stay warm (and safe!) during the cold.

Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Confirm you have carbon monoxide (CO) detectors installed on each floor of your home, specifically near bedrooms, and test them to make sure they are working. Since CO does not have a smell and cannot be detected, it’s vital 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 up and running, but before you do, be sure you have your chimney cleaned and examined by a specialist. 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 typically safe, energy efficient, and a successful way to heat small rooms of your home, but make sure 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 36 inches away from anything flammable.

Furnace Tune-Up

With a Precision tune-up from Golden Seal Service Experts in Saint Charles, we will perform a safety check of your heating equipment to ensure there are no leaks or carbon monoxide issues. Along with a furnace tune-up, confirm your heating vents are not obstructed and that you’re changing your air filter every month. This will avoid the air flow from becoming restricted and help stop allergens from aggravating respiratory issues.


If You Need Help Staying Warm, Ask

There are appropriate 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 products to heat your home could create 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 Saint Charles.

To ensure your home is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Golden Seal Service Experts at 630-246-2698 today.

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