Stay Warm and Safe This Winter

With the winter season we all tend to spend the majority of our time indoors trying to stay warm. While sometimes snuggling in bed and drinking hot cocoa will do the trick, Stallion Heating and 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 all floors of your home, particularly near bedrooms, and test them to confirm they are operating. Since CO is an odorless gas and cannot be detected, it’s vital that you have functioning CO detectors to make sure your family is safe. 

Get Your Chimney Inspection 

This is the perfect time of year to get the fireplace going, but before you do, be sure you have your chimney cleaned and checked by a professional. 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 normally safe, energy efficient, and a successful way to heat small rooms of your home, but make sure it has been sanctioned by a recognized testing laboratory and comes with an automatic shut-off feature. Obey 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 Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning in Philadelphia, we will perform a safety check of your heating equipment to be sure there are no leaks or CO issues. Along with a Precision tune-up, make sure your heating vents are free from obstruction and that you’re replacing your air filter each month. This will avoid the air flow from becoming restricted and help prevent allergens from aggravating respiratory issues. 

 
If You Need Help Staying Warm, Ask 

There are right 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 appliances to heat your home could cause 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 Philadelphia. 

To be sure your home is ready to keep you safe and warm all season long, call Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning at 215-259-5850 today, or schedule service online

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