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, D & K Heating Service Experts is here with a few 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 confirm they are functioning. Since CO does not have a smell and cannot be detected, it’s important that you have operating CO detectors to make sure your home is safe.

Get Your Chimney Inspection

This is the ideal time of year to get the fireplace roaring, but before you do, be sure you have your chimney cleaned and examined by a specialist. 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 approved by a recognized testing laboratory and comes with an automatic shut-off feature. Observe all manufacturer’s instructions and make sure it is placed on a hard, level surface at least 36 inches away from anything flammable.

Furnace Tune-Up

With a heating tune-up from D & K Heating Service Experts in Belleville, we will perform a safety check of your heating system to ensure there are no leaks or carbon monoxide issues. Along with a furnace tune-up, verify your heating vents are not blocked and that you’re replacing your air filter each month. This will prevent the air flow from becoming restricted and help stop allergens from aggravating respiratory issues.


If You Need Help Staying Warm, Ask

There are proper 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 devices to heat your home could create a fire or a dangerous accumulation 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 through the winter, call D & K Heating Service Experts at 613-707-2421 today.

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