Can you smell that? The bonfires, the pumpkin spice lattes, the leather footballs? Mmm…fall is coming. Time to get ready! Have you purchased your season tickets to your alma mater? 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 generated by gas ranges, stoves, furnaces, and fireplaces. The colorless and odorless gas is commonly referred to 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. More than 20,000 people visit the emergency room every year due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Typical CO poisoning symptoms consist of headache, dizziness, upset stomach, and weakness. Since the symptoms seem like the flu, many people do not recognize they could be gravely ill.
With the drop in temperatures driving homeowners to start up their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning spikes during the cooler months while everyone is doing anything they can to keep comfortable. When correctly installed by trained professionals, appliances such as furnaces will safety release carbon monoxide outdoors, but your furnace should be serviced annually to confirm there are no issues that could produce poisoning from carbon monoxide.
Service Experts suggests replacing your home’s carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and testing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors each month to confirm the batteries and alarm are functioning properly. Fall is the perfect 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 operating 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 all winter, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today at 866-397-3787to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a free in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and air conditioning system.