Do you smell that? The cinnamon pastries, the pumpkin spice lattes, the dry leaves? Ahhh…fall is coming. Time to get ready! Have you purchased your season tickets to your alma mater? Have you put away your tank tops and sandals and pulled out your sweaters and boots? Have you changed your sheets from cotton to flannel to help you stay warm when the cooler temperatures arrive?
Have you tested your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, as told by 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 essentially undetectable without a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be deadly to children, adults, and pets. More than 20,000 people end up in the emergency room every year because of carbon monoxide poisoning. Usual CO poisoning symptoms consist of dizziness and/or weakness, headache, and upset stomach. Since the symptoms seem like the flu, many people do not realize they could be very ill.
With the drop in temperatures driving homeowners to start up their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning increases during the cold months while everyone is doing whatever they can to stay warm. When properly installed by licensed technicians, devices such as furnaces will safety express carbon monoxide outdoors, but your furnace should be inspected annually to confirm there are no issues that could produce poisoning from the odorless and colorless gas.
Service Experts recommends replacing your home’s carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and checking your carbon monoxide and fire detectors each month to verify the batteries and alarm are functioning properly. Fall is an excellent time to inspect your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and replace or install them if necessary.
Included in a Precision tune-up from Service Experts, our team will check your furnace to make sure it is functioning properly and inspect for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Service Experts will be offering discounts on our heating and air conditioning Precision tune-ups to help people 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 certain HVAC equipment that can be earned through the end of 2016.
To keep your family safe and warm all winter, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today at 303-647-5853to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a complimentary in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient HVAC system.