Stay Safe & Warm At The Same Time
This time of year, the weather can feel like a yo yo. It can be wonderfully warm…just like a beautiful summer day and the next moment, the cold air can led me to turn on my furnace, just so that the people on the other end of my phone do not hear my teeth chattering.
Soon it will be running fervently to keep me warm. Before this happens, I need to make appointments for the annual fall inspections of the furnace, fireplace and chimney, as well as our smoke and CO2 detectors.
Stress and Fall Chores
These little annual chores can add to the stress of our to-do list – but not checking your chimney can add major stress if these problems go undetected. Click to tweet
To-Do List Building Up
It feels like one more job on the to-do list. But it is important. It is recommended that an annual chimney inspection take place to identify cracks, creosote buildup or other obstructions which may create an environment where chimney fires or carbon monoxide intrusion are likely. While you are at it, it is also a good time to check dryer vents and pipes to see that they are free of lint and to check doors and windows to see if the seals are adequate to keep the cold winter breezes out.
Beverly’s Hot Tip For Building Resilience and Celebrating Chimney Safety Week:
- Stop procrastinating and make the call today to your local furnace and chimney inspector
- Check the batteries in your smoke and CO2 detectors
- Clean out the lint from dryer vents
- Sit back and relax afterwards knowing that you are warm and safe
If you have some strategies to share – comment on this posting!