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Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

Carbon monoxide is an odorless, tasteless, and invisible gas produced when burning fuel. If fuel burning appliances, like a furnace or gas stove, are not properly maintained, carbon monoxide can slowly leak into your home. More than 400 Americans die every year due to carbon monoxide poisoning. 

To keep your family safe this winter, follow these tips.

  • Install a carbon monoxide detector
  • If you already have a detector, check the batteries
  • Have your furnace serviced by a certified professional
  • Never use gas burning heaters inside your home

If your carbon monoxide alarm goes off, get outside as soon as possible and make sure everyone inside your home gets out safely. 

A/C & Cooling Tips to Help You Save Money and Run Your System More Efficiently

  • Set your thermostat as high as you are comfortable with. The longer your air conditioner is on, the more energy is being used—and the more money you're spending.  If you're ok with the house being one degree warmer, then you have an opportunity to save some money. Be sure to turn down or turn off your A/C before leaving the house.

  • Humidity can cause mold! You may be tempted to deal with the heat, turn the AC off, and sweat it out but be careful because air conditioners help dehumidify your home. If your home is not dehumidified it could cause mold issues. 

  • If you want to help circulate air throughout your home, use fans and the AC together to help distribute the cool air throughout the space. This saves you time and money because you are not running the AC as long or hard as you normally would.

As always, if you need any assistance, have any questions or need us to come check out your system, just give us a call or fill out the "Contact Form" and we'll get on it ASAP!

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