Smell that? The cinnamon pastries, the pumpkin spice lattes, the leather footballs? Ahhh…fall is coming. Are you ready! Have you bought 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 swapped your cotton sheets for flannel ones to help you stay cozy when the cooler temperatures arrive?
Have you inspected 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 commonly referred to 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. Over 20,000 people visit the emergency room annually because of carbon monoxide poisoning. Usual CO poisoning symptoms include dizziness and/or weakness, headache, and upset stomach. Because the symptoms seem like the flu, many people do not understand they could be very ill.
With the drop in temperatures driving homeowners to start up their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning spikes during the cold months while everyone is doing whatever they can to stay warm. When correctly installed by licensed technicians, devices such as furnaces will safety express carbon monoxide outdoors, but your furnace should be inspected each year to make sure there are no issues that could produce poisoning from CO.
Service Experts recommends replacing your home’s carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and testing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors each month to verify the batteries and alarm are functioning properly. Right now 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 test 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 throughout the upcoming cold season. There are also U.S. governmental tax credits of up to $500 for certain HVAC equipment that can be earned until the end of 2016.
To keep your family safe and warm through the cold season, 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 heating and cooling system.