Stay Warm and Safe This Winter

January 12, 2017

With the winter season we all tend to spend the majority of our time in our homes trying to stay warm. While sometimes hiding under the covers and drinking hot cocoa will do the trick, A1 Chesney Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple tips on how to stay warm (and safe!) this winter.

Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Make sure you have carbon monoxide (CO) detectors installed on each floor of your home, specifically near bedrooms, and test them to verify they are operating. Since CO is an odorless gas and cannot be detected, it’s crucial that you have functioning CO detectors to make sure your home is 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 checked by an expert. 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 generally safe, energy efficient, and a successful way to heat small sections of your home, but verify it has been authorized by a recognized testing laboratory and comes with an automatic shut-off feature. Follow all manufacturer’s instructions and make sure it is placed on a hard, level surface at least three feet away from anything flammable.

Furnace Tune-Up

With a Precision tune-up from A1 Chesney Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Calgary, we will perform a safety check of your heating system to be sure there are no leaks or CO problems. Along with a heating tune-up, make sure your heating vents are free from obstruction and that you’re swapping out your air filter every 30 days. This will avoid the air flow from becoming restricted and help stop allergens from exacerbating 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 buildup of carbon monoxide. If you need assistance paying your energy bills, visit NeedHelpPayingBills.com to find a service in Calgary.

To make sure your home is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call A1 Chesney Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 587-315-5271 today.

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