Smell that? The cinnamon pastries, the pumpkin spice lattes, the dry leaves? Ahhh…fall is coming. Let’s get ready! Have you bought your game tickets to your college team? Have you put away your shorts and wedges and pulled out your cardigans and boots? Have you swapped your cotton sheets for flannel ones to help you stay warm when the temperatures drop?
Have you inspected your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, as published by the CDC, is given off by stoves, fireplaces, gas ranges, and furnaces. The odorless, colorless gas is commonly referred to as the silent killer because it’s virtually undetectable unless you have a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be deadly to children, adults, and pets. Over 20,000 people visit the emergency room annually due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Common CO poisoning symptoms are headache, dizziness, upset stomach, and weakness. Due to the fact that the symptoms imitate the flu, many people may not realize they could be extremely ill.
With the drop in temperatures driving homeowners to switch on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning increases during the cold months while everyone is doing anything they can to stay comfortable. When appropriately installed by licensed professionals, appliances such as furnaces will safety vent carbon monoxide outside, but your furnace should be serviced each year to confirm there are no issues that could result in poisoning from the odorless and colorless gas.
Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning suggests replacing household carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and assessing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors monthly to verify the batteries and alarm are operating properly. Fall is an excellent time to check your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and replace or install them if necessary.
Included in a Precision tune-up from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, our team will inspect your furnace to make sure it is operating properly and check for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will be providing discounts on our HVAC Precision tune-ups to help families make sure their furnace will operate safety and efficiently through the winter. 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 loved ones safe and warm through the cold season, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today at 289-273-2229to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a no-charge in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and cooling system.