Can you smell that? The cinnamon pastries, the pumpkin spice lattes, the leather footballs? Mmm…fall is coming. Time to get ready! Have you received your football tickets to your favorite team? Have you put away your swimsuits and sandals and pulled out your cardigans and boots? Have you replaced your cotton sheets with flannel sheets to help you stay warm when the temperatures drop?
Have you examined your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, as published by the CDC, is given off by fireplaces, furnaces, stoves, and gas ranges. The colorless and odorless gas is known as the silent killer because it’s virtually undetectable without a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be fatal to pets, children, and adults. Over 20,000 people end up in the emergency room every year due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Common CO poisoning symptoms are headache, dizziness, upset stomach, and weakness. Because the symptoms mimic the flu, many people may not understand they could be extremely ill.
With the drop in temperatures forcing homeowners to start up their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning jumps during the winter months while everyone is doing whatever they can to stay warm. When appropriately installed by trained experts, equipment such as furnaces will safety release carbon monoxide outside, but your furnace should be serviced each year to confirm there are no issues that could result in poisoning from the odorless and colorless gas.
Service Experts suggests replacing your carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and assessing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors each month to ensure the batteries and alarm are working properly. Today is the perfect time to check your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and replace or install them if necessary.
Included in a Precision tune-up from Service Experts , our experts will test your furnace to make sure it is functioning properly and inspect for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Service Experts will be giving discounts on our heating and cooling Precision tune-ups to help homeowners make sure their furnace will function safety and efficiently throughout the upcoming cold season. There are also U.S. governmental tax credits of up to $500 for qualifying HVAC equipment that can be earned throughout the rest of 2016.
To keep your family safe and warm through the cold season, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today at 330-305-2799to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a no-charge in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and air conditioning system.