The fall and winter months are a favorite time of year for many. It’s officially time to break out the fuzzy blankets and apple cider as the chilly breezes begin to blow in.
Many of us retreat indoors, crank up the heater, and cuddle up on the couch to avoid the cold. However, it’s crucial to brush up on your heating safety tips before setting out the space heater. Keep reading to learn more!
Test Smoke Detectors
It’s always a good idea to inspect your smoke detectors regularly to ensure they are in good condition and can catch a potential fire. Test both smoke and carbon monoxide detectors once a month.
If a winter storm were to occur, smoke alarms that are dependent on your home’s electricity to operate might not work in a power outage. If your model uses a backup battery, remember to change the batteries at least once a year.
Don’t Use the Oven to Heat the Home
Our ovens and stovetops work perfectly to warm up our favorite seasonal dishes, but they shouldn’t be used as an alternative heating source. Doing so can be a significant fire hazard, and you should only use your appliances as intended.
Never Leave Space Heaters Unattended
Space heaters can be a helpful addition to your home heating system for keeping a warm and cozy home. However, it’s important to remember that you should never leave a space heater unattended or leave them on overnight. They should also be plugged directly into a wall instead of a power strip or extension cord, as doing so can pose a serious fire risk.
Professional Home Heating Services
It’s crucial to ensure your heating system is in tip-top condition to serve your heating needs throughout the colder months. It can be quite uncomfortable to spend the holidays in a chilly home, so remember to schedule your heating repair, maintenance, and installation services ahead of time! Robinson Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. will assess your heating needs and provide a lasting solution. Contact us today by giving us a call at (513) 813-5107 or complete our online contact form to schedule your next service.