Smell that? The cinnamon pastries, the pumpkin spice lattes, the leather footballs? Ahhh…fall is coming. Time to get ready! Have you received your season tickets to your favorite team? Have you put away your swimsuits and sandals and pulled out your coats 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, according to the CDC, is given off by gas ranges, stoves, furnaces, and fireplaces. The colorless and odorless gas is known as the silent killer because it’s virtually undetectable if you don’t have a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be lethal to adults, children, and pets. More than 20,000 people are taken to the emergency room every year as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. Common CO poisoning symptoms are headache, dizziness, upset stomach, and weakness. Because the symptoms seem like the flu, many people may not understand they could be extremely ill.
With the decrease in temperatures forcing homeowners to switch on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning spikes during the cooler months while everyone is doing whatever they can to stay warm. When correctly installed by certified professionals, devices such as furnaces will safety express carbon monoxide outdoors, but your furnace should be inspected yearly to verify there are no issues that could cause poisoning from CO.
Service Experts says you should be replacing your carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and testing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors each month to verify the batteries and alarm are operating properly. Right now is an excellent time to test your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and install or replace them if needed.
Included in a Precision tune-up from Service Experts, our technicians will check your furnace to make sure it is functioning properly and check for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Service Experts will be offering discounts on our HVAC Precision tune-ups to help people make sure their furnace will operate safety and efficiently through the winter. 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 home safe and warm all winter, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today at 954-736-4314to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a no-charge in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient HVAC system.