Stay Warm and Safe This Winter

January 12, 2017

With the winter weather we all tend to spend most of our time in our homes trying to stay warm. While sometimes hiding under the covers and drinking coffee will do the trick, Atmostemp Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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 all floors of your home, especially near bedrooms, and test them to make sure they are functioning. Since CO does not have a smell and cannot be detected, it’s important that you have working CO detectors to make sure your home is safe.

Get Your Chimney Inspection

This is the right time of year to get the fireplace roaring, but before you do, be sure you have your chimney cleaned and checked by a professional. The fireplace may be a source of CO if you don’t keep it regularly cleaned and maintained.

Be Careful with Space Heaters

Space heaters are normally safe, energy efficient, and an effective way to heat small areas of your home, but verify it has been authorized by a recognized testing laboratory and has an automatic shut-off feature. Obey all manufacturer’s instructions and make sure it is placed on a hard, level surface at least three feet away from any flammable items.

Furnace Tune-Up

With a furnace tune-up from Atmostemp Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Voorhees, 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, verify 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 prevent allergens from irritating respiratory issues.


If You Need Help Staying Warm, Ask

There are appropriate ways and wrong ways to heat your home – using the oven, a grill, or a camp stove are all wrong ways. Using these devices to heat your home could result in a fire or a dangerous reserve of carbon monoxide. If you need assistance paying your utility bills, visit NeedHelpPayingBills.com to find a service near you.

To make sure your home is ready to keep you safe and warm through the winter, call Atmostemp Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 856-310-4824 today.

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