Stay Warm and Safe This Winter

January 12, 2017

With the winter season we all tend to spend most of our time indoors trying to stay warm. While sometimes snuggling in bed and drinking coffee will do the trick, Peitz Service Experts is here with some tips on how to stay warm (and safe!) this winter.

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 confirm they are operating. Since CO cannot be detected because it is odorless and invisible, it’s crucial that you have operating CO detectors to make sure you are 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 inspected by a professional. 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 typically safe, energy efficient, and a successful way to heat small sections of your home, but confirm it has been approved by a recognized testing laboratory and contains an automatic shut-off feature. Obey all manufacturer’s instructions and make sure it is placed on a hard, level surface at least three feet away from any flammable products.

Furnace Tune-Up

With a Precision tune-up from Peitz Service Experts in Pierre, we will perform a safety check of your heating equipment to make sure there are no leaks or CO issues. Along with a furnace tune-up, verify your heating vents are not blocked and that you’re changing your air filter every month. This will prevent the air flow from becoming restricted and help stop allergens from irritating respiratory issues.


If You Need Help Staying Warm, Ask

There are proper ways and wrong ways to keep your home warm – using the oven, a grill, or a camp stove are all wrong ways. Using these products to heat your home could result in a fire or a dangerous buildup of carbon monoxide. If you need assistance paying your heating bills, visit NeedHelpPayingBills.com to find a service close to you.

To be sure your home is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Peitz Service Experts at 605-223-0307 today.

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