Smell that? The bonfires, the pumpkin spice lattes, the brisk air? Yes…fall is coming. Let’s get ready! Have you purchased your game tickets to your alma mater? Have you put away your tank tops and flip flops and pulled out your coats and boots? Have you replaced your cotton sheets with flannel sheets to help you stay warm when the temperatures drop?
Have you checked your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, according to the CDC, is given off by fireplaces, furnaces, stoves, and gas ranges. The odorless, colorless gas is commonly referred to as the silent killer because it’s practically undetectable without a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be deadly to children, adults, and pets. More than 20,000 people are taken to the emergency room each year due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Typical CO poisoning symptoms are headache, dizziness, upset stomach, and weakness. Due to the fact that the symptoms mimic the flu, many people might not recognize they could be very ill.
With cooler temperatures driving homeowners to turn on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning increases during the cold months while everyone is doing everything they can to keep comfortable. When properly installed by trained professionals, devices such as furnaces will safety release carbon monoxide outdoors, but your furnace should be inspected annually to confirm there are no issues that could result in poisoning from carbon monoxide.
Service Experts recommends replacing household carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and testing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors each month to verify the batteries and alarm are functioning properly. Right now is the perfect time to test your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and invest in a new one in necessary.
As part of a Precision tune-up from Service Experts, our technicians will check your furnace to make sure it is running properly and check for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Service Experts will be offering discounts on our heating and air conditioning Precision tune-ups to help families make sure their furnace will function safety and efficiently throughout the upcoming cold season. There are also U.S. governmental tax credits of up to $500 for certain HVAC equipment that can be earned through the end of 2016.
To keep your loved ones safe and warm all winter, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today at 561-629-1826to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a complimentary in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and air conditioning system.