Smell that? The cinnamon pastries, the pumpkin spice lattes, the leather footballs? Ahhh…fall is coming. Time to get ready! Have you bought your game tickets to your alma mater? Have you put away your tank tops and wedges and pulled out your coats and boots? Have you replaced your cotton sheets with flannel sheets to help you stay warm when the cooler temperatures arrive?
Have you examined your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, according to the CDC, is given off by stoves, fireplaces, gas ranges, and furnaces. The odorless, colorless gas is known as the silent killer because it’s practically undetectable without a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be deadly to pets, children, and adults. Over 20,000 people are taken to the emergency room each year as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. Common CO poisoning symptoms include dizziness and/or weakness, headache, and upset stomach. Because the symptoms imitate the flu, many people do not recognize they could be gravely ill.
With cooler temperatures causing homeowners to switch on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning jumps during the winter months while homeowners are doing everything they can to keep comfortable. When properly installed by trained experts, appliances such as furnaces will safety vent carbon monoxide outdoors, but your furnace should be serviced annually to make sure there are no issues that could result in 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 monthly to ensure the batteries and alarm are functioning properly. Today is the ideal time to test your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and install or replace them if needed.
Included in a Precision tune-up from Service Experts , our team will test 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 cooling Precision tune-ups to help homeowners make sure their furnace will run safety and efficiently all through the cooler months. You can also get U.S. governmental tax credits of up to $500 for qualifying HVAC equipment that can be earned until the end of 2016.
To keep your family safe and warm all winter, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today at 305-440-1505to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a no-charge in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient HVAC system.