Stay Warm and Safe This Winter

January 12, 2017

With the cold weather we all tend to spend more time indoors trying to stay warm. While sometimes hiding under the covers and drinking coffee will do the trick, Winnipeg Supply Service Experts is here with a few tips on how to stay warm (and safe!) during the cold.

Install Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Verify you have carbon monoxide (CO) detectors installed on every floor of your home, specifically near bedrooms, and test them to make sure they are functioning. Since CO is an odorless gas 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 right time of year to get the fireplace roaring, but before you do, make sure you have your chimney cleaned and inspected by an expert. 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 normally safe, energy efficient, and a successful way to heat small areas of your home, but verify it has been sanctioned by a recognized testing laboratory and contains an automatic shut-off feature. Follow all manufacturer’s instructions and make sure it is placed on a hard, level surface at least 3 feet away from any flammable products.

Furnace Tune-Up

With a Precision tune-up from Winnipeg Supply Service Experts in Winnipeg, we will perform a safety check of your furnace to be sure there are no leaks or carbon monoxide issues. Along with a heating tune-up, confirm your heating vents are not obstructed 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 appropriate ways and wrong ways to keep your home warm – using the oven, a grill, or a camp stove are all wrong ways. Using these appliances to heat your home could result in a fire or a dangerous reserve of carbon monoxide. If you need support paying your utility bills, visit NeedHelpPayingBills.com to find a service near you.

To be sure your home is ready to keep you safe and warm through the winter, call Winnipeg Supply Service Experts at 204-800-0613 today.

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