Winter is a great time of year, however I’m not the biggest fan of the cold weather. In fact, my favorite part about the cold weather is warming up. A fireplace can create a relaxing atmosphere, but it can be dangerous to keep a wood-burning fireplace in the home, especially for extended periods of time. Coffee, tea, sweaters, cuddling, these are all fun ways to keep warm during the winter, but the most effective method is definitely having a properly working heater in my home. Electric blankets, while cozy, can be dangerous as well, especially if you sleep on a memory foam mattress, movement in your sleep has the potential to damage the wires, which can lead to fire and serious injury. Electric space heaters are not very efficient, only heating a small portion of your home at a time while driving your energy bill through the roof. Other types of portable heaters can be dangerous as well, as they might be filled with flammable liquids or emit toxic exhaust. Keeping your home warm in the winter is essential, because if you allow your home to reach too low of temperatures, you run the risk of pipes freezing, or warping of floors. Regular HVAC service is a great way to ensure that your home remains at constant temperatures which are best suited for your health and safety, as well as the health and safety of your home. Your local HVAC provider will be able to send a technician that can inspect your furnace and air conditioner, and ensure that your entire system is in good working order and will be able to most efficiently heat your home for the winter.