WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY
KEEP VENTS CLEAR
Keep vents clear of snow and ice to keep your furnace and water heater running properly. Blocked venting can cause deadly carbon monoxide to build up in your home. Gently remove snow and ice from vents. Also keep your gas, electric and water meters clear.
KEEP THERMOSTAT TURNED UP
It’s tempting to turn down your thermostat at night and when you are away to save on energy bills, but during extreme cold temperatures it is better to keep the heat up to help prevent frozen pipes. This is especially true if you have water lines that run along exterior walls or in places like attics, crawl spaces, garages, walk ways or hard to heat areas. Click here for more information about frozen pipes.
FROZEN BOILER LINES
If you have a boiler system, the pipes that distribute heat throughout your home can also freeze. If this happens you may notice one area or your whole home not maintaining temperature. To help prevent this from happening, keep your heat up during extreme cold temperatures and add additional heat or insulation to pipes that are most vulnerable, like those that run along exterior walls, or in attics, garages, crawl spaces or walk ways.
Frozen pipes can expand and burst. Know where your isolation valves are for each zone in your home, so if they do freeze and break you can isolate the problem areas. Broken boiler lines will leak the water from the boiler system, which may cause other issues with the boiler mechanics if you try to run the boiler with no water. If you know your boiler is at risk of freezing, ask us about scheduling an appointment to add non-toxic anti-freeze to your system.
CARBON MONOXIDE - BE ALARMED!
As we combat the extreme cold temperatures, we seal up our homes tight which can put you at great risk for carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning.
CO is a colorless, odorless and tasteless poison gas that can be fatal when inhaled. It is called the “silent killer” and comes from fuel-burning appliances that are malfunctioning or improperly installed. It also occurs when the venting to these appliances become blocked by debris, decay or foreign objects.
We recommend purchasing a CO detector for any home with a fuel-burning appliance or heating source. We also recommend regular inspection of heating systems, vents, chimneys and flues by a qualified technician. Ask your technician if you need to purchase a CO detector or stop by our office at 1500 W. Maumee St.
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Whole House Humidifiers
Hot Water & Steam Boilers
In-Floor Radiant Heat
Gas Leak Repair
Gas Line Installation
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