Monthly Archives: February, 2016

Space Heater Tips

At least I'm three feet away from fireplace.

Space heaters, when not used properly can actually cause fire, property damage and other injuries. To ensure that your use of space heater is safe and that no accidents may result from it, below are some helpful tips.

  • Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from any heating equipment such as furnace, fireplace and wood stove.
  • Don’t let your kids come closes to fires and space heaters.
  • Have a qualified technician install your space heating equipment.

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How to Stay Warm During Winter Weather

Insulating an attic...

Staying warm and toasty inside your own home during winter season doesn’t have to be costly. There are actually a lot of things that you can do to stay warm during winter without having to turn up the thermostat.

  • Use rugs in sitting areas to help keep your feet warm.
  • Check your doors and windows and seal all leaks using caulk or weather stripping.
  • Make use of the natural lighting to stay warm.
  • Check your attic and make sure to increase insulation.

For more tips, visit rismedia.com.

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How to Stay Warm During Winter

The cold weather may be harsh but it isn’t really keeping people from having fun outside their homes. To make sure that you and your family stay warm and protected during winter, here are some tips.

  • – Wear a hat to help keep the body heat in.
  • – Wear mittens instead of gloves.
  • – Stay active but try to avoid losing more body heat through sweating.
  • – Wear layer of loose fitting clothing.
  • – Use scarves or face masks to cover your mouth and nose.

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Staying Warm While Saving Energy

Window blinds open...According to statistics, average household spends about $2,000 per year on utilities. However, homeowners shouldn’t have to spend that much on their energy bill trying to keep their home warm and comfortable. Below are tips on how to keep your home warm while saving on your utility bill.

  • – Check your furnace’s filter and change them at least once a month.
  • – Have your heating system inspected and serviced once a year.
  • – Install a programmable thermostat to maximize energy efficiency.
  • – Open your blinds and curtains when the sun is out.

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Safety Heating Tips for Your Home

Smoke detector...

As temperatures are expected to drop this weekend, more and more people may turn into other alternative in order to keep their homes warm and comfortable. While these other alternatives may be effective, they can also be very dangerous. Below are safety heating tips for your home.

  • – Avoid burning kerosene heaters or leaving oven doors open as it can be fatally dangerous.
  • – Make sure your space heaters are situated at least 3 feet from appliances.
  • – Ensure that your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are working just fine.

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Safety Tips for Your Space Heaters

Personal space heater

According to reports, spacer heaters cause more than 25,000 house fires each year. To help keep your home safe from house fires, here are some tips.

  • – Keep flammable items such as furniture, rugs and pillows at a safe distance.
  • – Place your space heater on a sturdy and level surface.
  • – Keep your children and pets at a safe distance from heating systems.
  • – Don’t leave your space heater unattended.
  • – Do not connect your space heater to an extension cord o power strip.

For more tips, visit kcci.com.

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Keeping Your Furnace Ready for the Winter Season

Winter Season

The cold weather can definitely take a toll on your furnace system. With that, it is important to ensure that your own furnace remains in good shape throughout the winter season. Below are some tips.

  • –          Check the thermostat and make sure it is turned on the proper setting.
  • –          Check the batteries of your thermostat.
  • –          Change the furnace regularly to avoid shutting it off.
  • –          Make sure the vent pipe is not covered and blocked by snow.

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Furnace Maintenance Tips

New air filter...Perhaps, one can never prepare their electric, heating and plumbing systems for the harsh snowfall. But then if you want to ensure that your systems are still working after the massive snowstorm, here are some tips that you can use.

  • –          Make sure to clear away the snow from the heating pumps before calling a technician.
  • –          Make sure warm air is getting to the plumbing system to keep the pipes from freezing.
  • –          Replace the air filter regularly.

For more tips, click here.

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Ways to Save Energy During Winter

Perhaps, one can never prepare their electric, heating and plumbing systems for the harsh snowfall. But then if you want to ensure that your systems are still working after the massive snowstorm, here are some tips that you can use.

  • –          Make sure to clear away the snow from the heating pumps before calling a technician.
  • –          Make sure warm air is getting to the plumbing system to keep the pipes from freezing.
  • –          Replace the air filter regularly.

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Tips on How to Keep Your Heating and Plumbing System Working

The plumber...

Perhaps, one can never prepare their electric, heating and plumbing systems for the harsh snowfall. But then if you want to ensure that your systems are still working after the massive snowstorm, here are some tips that you can use.

  • –          Make sure to clear away the snow from the heating pumps before calling a technician.
  • –          Make sure warm air is getting to the plumbing system to keep the pipes from freezing.
  • –          Replace the air filter regularly.

For more tips, click here.

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