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 coffee will do the trick, A1 Chesney Service Experts is here with a couple tips on how to stay warm (and safe!) this season.

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 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, make sure you have your chimney cleaned and inspected 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 regions 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 any flammable items.

Furnace Tune-Up

With a Precision tune-up from A1 Chesney Service Experts in Calgary, we will perform a safety check of your furnace to be sure there are no leaks or CO issues. Along with a heating tune-up, confirm 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 aggravating respiratory issues.


If You Need Help Staying Warm, Ask

There are appropriate ways and wrong ways to keep your home warm – 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 help paying your energy 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 A1 Chesney Service Experts at 587-315-5271 today.

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