Stay Warm and Safe This Winter

January 12, 2017

With the cold weather we all tend to spend most of our time indoors trying to stay warm. While sometimes snuggling in bed and drinking hot cocoa will do the trick, Komfort Air is here with a few tips on how to stay warm (and safe!) this winter.

Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Verify you have carbon monoxide (CO) detectors installed on each floor of your home, specifically near bedrooms, and test them to verify they are operating. Since CO cannot be detected because it is odorless and invisible, it’s crucial that you have functioning CO detectors to make sure you are 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 checked by a specialist. 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 typically safe, energy efficient, and a helpful way to heat small areas of your home, but make sure it has been sanctioned by a recognized testing laboratory and comes with an automatic shut-off feature. Follow all manufacturer’s instructions and make sure it is placed on a hard, level surface at least 36 inches away from any flammable products.

Furnace Tune-Up

With a heating tune-up from Komfort Air in Charlotte, we will perform a safety check of your furnace to ensure there are no leaks or CO issues. 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 avoid the air flow from becoming restricted and help prevent allergens from irritating 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 devices to heat your home could create a fire or a dangerous reserve of carbon monoxide. If you need support paying your energy bills, visit NeedHelpPayingBills.com to find a service in Charlotte.

To be sure your home is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Komfort Air at 704-705-8135 today.

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