Central Georgia may not have to deal with the cold weather found in New England or the upper Midwest, but our region of the country can get pretty chilly in January and February. Getting your home ready for winter isn’t just about sealing gaps in the doors and windows, and cutting energy costs. It’s also a good idea to think about home safety before the weather turns cold.
As you winterize your home and prepare for regular use of your furnace, here are a few safety tips that’ll keep you and your loved ones toasty and safe:
- Install carbon monoxide and smoke detectors. Carbon monoxide is a silent killer, so it’s important to have a working carbon monoxide detector in your home near the bedrooms, so that you and your loved ones will be alerted if there’s a dangerous level of carbon monoxide in the air.Just as important is a working smoke detector to give you time to get out of the house in case of a fire.
- Clean your fireplace and chimney. If your home has a fireplace or chimney, it’s important to keep them clean and maintained properly. Debris and soot can ignite in an uncleaned chimney, and a blocked flue can send dangerous fumes back into the living area.
- Schedule a furnace check up. One of the most important home safety tips for homeowners is to get your furnace inspected by a qualified HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) professional before it’s time to fire up your heating system. Such an inspection not only ensures that your home stays warm during the winter, but will uncover any potential gas or carbon-monoxide leaks that could endanger your health.
When you’re ready to schedule your annual furnace check up, or if you need help getting your central Georgia heating system ready for the cold weather, give Powers Heating & Aira call at 770 487-2040 for a free estimate. We have technicians available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and we proudly serve residential and commercial customers.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Peachtree, GA and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about home safety tips and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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