Can you smell that? The apple cider, the pumpkin spice lattes, the brisk air? Ahhh…fall is coming. Time to get ready! Have you received your game tickets to your favorite team? Have you put away your swimsuits and sandals and pulled out your cardigans and boots? Have you changed your sheets from cotton to flannel to help you stay warm when the cold sets in?
Have you tested your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, as published by the CDC, is generated by fireplaces, furnaces, stoves, and gas ranges. The colorless and odorless gas is often called the silent killer because it’s essentially undetectable unless you have a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be deadly to adults, children, and pets. Over 20,000 people are taken to the emergency room every year due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Typical CO poisoning symptoms consist of dizziness and/or weakness, headache, and upset stomach. Because the symptoms mimic the flu, many people might not understand they could be gravely ill.
With the drop in temperatures forcing homeowners to turn on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning spikes during the winter months while people are doing whatever they can to stay comfortable. When appropriately installed by licensed experts, appliances such as furnaces will safety express carbon monoxide outside, but your furnace should be checked each year to verify there are no issues that could result in poisoning from carbon monoxide.
Service Experts suggests replacing your carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and testing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors monthly to confirm the batteries and alarm are functioning properly. Right now is an excellent time to check your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and invest in a new one in necessary.
With a Precision tune-up from Service Experts, our team will test your furnace to make sure it is running 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 families make sure their furnace will function 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 until the end of 2016.
To keep your loved ones safe and warm all winter, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today at 239-908-6991to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a complimentary in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient HVAC system.