Mitigating carbon monoxide hazards and making energy savings are only two of the many reasons why you need to keep your home and HVAC in check throughout the cold season.
Any fuel-burning appliance in the house has the potential to produce CO. In order to prevent its buildup, you need to have your heating system professionally checked, use the HVAC and other heat-emitting appliances for their intended purpose only, and follow the blue-flame rule. Also, take time to learn the signs and symptoms of CO poisoning.
On the other hand, you can save on home heating by setting your thermostat no higher than 68 degrees and changing the air filters monthly, setting the water heater temperature at 120 degrees and wrapping water heater pipes, and sealing leaks around doors, windows and other openings with caulk or weather-stripping.
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