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 hot cocoa will do the trick, Parker Pearce Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a few tips on how to stay warm (and safe!) this winter.

Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Confirm you have carbon monoxide (CO) detectors installed on every floor of your home, particularly near bedrooms, and test them to verify they are working. Since CO cannot be detected because it is odorless and invisible, it’s vital that you have functioning CO detectors to make sure your family is safe.

Get Your Chimney Inspection

This is the ideal time of year to get the fireplace up and running, but before you do, ensure you have your chimney cleaned and checked by a specialist. The fireplace can 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 helpful way to heat small sections of your home, but verify it has been authorized by a recognized testing laboratory and has an automatic shut-off feature. Observe all manufacturer’s instructions and be sure it is placed on a hard, level surface at least three feet away from any flammable products.

Furnace Tune-Up

With a heating tune-up from Parker Pearce Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Gaithersburg, we will perform a safety check of your heating system to be sure there are no leaks or CO problems. Along with a furnace tune-up, make sure your heating vents are free from obstruction and that you’re replacing your air filter each month. This will prevent the air flow from becoming restricted and help prevent allergens from exacerbating respiratory issues.


If You Need Help Staying Warm, Ask

There are right ways and wrong ways to heat your home – using the oven, a grill, or a camp stove are all wrong ways. Using these appliances to heat your home could create a fire or a dangerous reserve of carbon monoxide. If you need support paying your heating bills, visit NeedHelpPayingBills.com to find a service in Gaithersburg.

To ensure your home is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Parker Pearce Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 301-476-4577 today.

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