Can you smell that? The apple cider, the pumpkin spice lattes, the leather footballs? Yes…fall is coming. Are you ready! Have you bought your season tickets to your college team? Have you put away your shorts and sandals and pulled out your cardigans and boots? Have you swapped your cotton sheets for flannel ones to help you stay cozy when the temperatures drop?
Have you tested your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, as told by the CDC, is produced by gas ranges, stoves, furnaces, and fireplaces. The colorless and odorless gas is known as the silent killer because it’s practically undetectable unless you have a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be deadly to pets, children, and adults. Over 20,000 people end up in the emergency room annually due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Typical CO poisoning symptoms include dizziness, headache, chest pain, and upset stomach. Because the symptoms seem like the flu, many people do not recognize they could be gravely ill.
With the drop in temperatures driving homeowners to turn on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning spikes during the winter months while people are doing anything they can to keep warm. When properly installed by trained professionals, equipment such as furnaces will safety release carbon monoxide outdoors, but your furnace should be serviced each year to confirm there are no issues that could produce poisoning from carbon monoxide.
Service Experts recommends replacing your home’s carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and checking your carbon monoxide and fire detectors monthly to ensure the batteries and alarm are functioning properly. Fall is the ideal time to inspect your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and replace or install them if necessary.
Included in a Precision tune-up from Service Experts, our experts will inspect your furnace to make sure it is running properly and inspect for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Service Experts will be providing discounts on our heating and air conditioning Precision tune-ups to help people make sure their furnace will function safety and efficiently throughout the upcoming cold season. Homeowners can also look into U.S. governmental tax credits of up to $500 for certain HVAC equipment that can be earned throughout the rest of 2016.
To keep your family safe and warm through the cold season, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today at 866-397-3787to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a complimentary in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and air conditioning system.