Stay Warm and Safe This Winter

January 12, 2017

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

Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Verify you have carbon monoxide (CO) detectors installed on all floors of your home, especially near bedrooms, and test them to verify they are functioning. Since CO cannot be detected because it is odorless and invisible, it’s important that you have functioning CO detectors to make sure your home is safe.

Get Your Chimney Inspection

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

Be Careful with Space Heaters

Space heaters are typically safe, energy efficient, and a successful way to heat small regions of your home, but verify it has been sanctioned by a recognized testing laboratory and contains an automatic shut-off feature. Observe all manufacturer’s instructions and ensure it is placed on a hard, level surface at least 3 feet away from anything flammable.

Furnace Tune-Up

With a heating tune-up from Midland Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning in Columbia, we will perform a safety check of your heating equipment to make sure there are no leaks or CO problems. Along with a Precision tune-up, verify your heating vents are free from obstruction and that you’re swapping out your air filter every 30 days. This will keep the air flow unrestricted and help avoid allergens from irritating respiratory issues.


If You Need Help Staying Warm, Ask

There are proper 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 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 in Columbia.

To make sure your home is ready to keep you safe and warm all season long, call Midland Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning at 803-399-7208 today.

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