Stay Warm and Safe This Winter

January 12, 2017

With the winter weather we all tend to spend most of our time in our homes trying to stay warm. While sometimes curling up with a blanket and drinking coffee will do the trick, Knochelmann Service Experts 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, particularly near bedrooms, and test them to make sure 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 family is safe.

Get Your Chimney Inspection

This is the ideal time of year to get the fireplace going, but before you do, be sure you have your chimney cleaned and examined 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 generally safe, energy efficient, and an effective way to heat small regions of your home, but confirm it has been sanctioned by a recognized testing laboratory and has an automatic shut-off feature. Obey 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 furnace tune-up from Knochelmann Service Experts in Sharonville, we will perform a safety check of your furnace to make sure there are no leaks or CO issues. Along with a Precision tune-up, verify your heating vents are not blocked and that you’re swapping out your air filter every 30 days. This will prevent the air flow from becoming restricted and help prevent allergens from irritating respiratory issues.


If You Need Help Staying Warm, Ask

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

To be sure your home is ready to keep you safe and warm all winter long, call Knochelmann Service Experts at 859-905-0834 today.

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