Stay Warm and Safe This Winter

January 12, 2017

With the cold weather we all tend to spend the majority of our time in our homes trying to stay warm. While sometimes snuggling in bed and drinking coffee will do the trick, Falso Service Experts is here with a couple tips on how to stay warm (and safe!) during the cold.

Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Make sure you have carbon monoxide (CO) detectors installed on every floor of your home, specifically near bedrooms, and test them to confirm they are working. Since CO does not have a smell and cannot be detected, it’s crucial that you have operating CO detectors to make sure your family is safe.

Get Your Chimney Inspection

This is the perfect time of year to get the fireplace roaring, but before you do, be sure you have your chimney cleaned and inspected by a specialist. The fireplace could 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 confirm it has been approved 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 any flammable items.

Furnace Tune-Up

With a heating tune-up from Falso Service Experts in East Syracuse, we will perform a safety check of your furnace to be sure there are no leaks or carbon monoxide issues. Along with a furnace tune-up, confirm your heating vents are free from obstruction and that you’re swapping out your air filter every 30 days. This will avoid the air flow from becoming restricted and help prevent allergens from aggravating respiratory issues.


If You Need Help Staying Warm, Ask

There are appropriate 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 create a fire or a dangerous accumulation of carbon monoxide. If you need assistance paying your energy bills, visit NeedHelpPayingBills.com to find a service in East Syracuse.

To ensure your home is ready to keep you safe and warm through the winter, call Falso Service Experts at 315-313-6531 today.

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