Smell that? The cinnamon pastries, the pumpkin spice lattes, the leather footballs? Ahhh…fall is coming. Are you ready! Have you purchased your season tickets to your college team? Have you put away your tank tops and wedges and pulled out your sweaters 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 fireplaces, furnaces, stoves, and gas ranges. The colorless and odorless gas is commonly referred to as the silent killer because it’s practically undetectable if you don’t have a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be fatal to pets, children, and adults. Over 20,000 people are taken to the emergency room each year due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Common CO poisoning symptoms include dizziness and/or weakness, headache, and upset stomach. Since the symptoms imitate the flu, many people do not recognize they could be very ill.
With the decrease in temperatures causing homeowners to switch on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning jumps during the winter months while homeowners are doing whatever they can to keep comfortable. When properly installed by trained experts, equipment such as furnaces will safety vent carbon monoxide outdoors, but your furnace should be serviced each year to make sure there are no issues that could result in poisoning from carbon monoxide.
Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning suggests replacing your home’s carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and checking your carbon monoxide and fire detectors each month to ensure the batteries and alarm are functioning properly. Today is the perfect time to test your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and invest in a new one in necessary.
Included in a Precision tune-up from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, our team will test your furnace to make sure it is operating properly and inspect 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 throughout the upcoming cold season. You can also get U.S. governmental tax credits of up to $500 for qualifying HVAC equipment that can be earned through the end of 2016.
To keep your home 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.