Do you smell that? The bonfires, the pumpkin spice lattes, the dry leaves? Mmm…fall is coming. Let’s get ready! Have you received your game tickets to your favorite team? Have you put away your tank tops 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 cooler temperatures arrive?
Have you examined your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, according to the CDC, is generated by fireplaces, furnaces, stoves, and gas ranges. The odorless and colorless gas is commonly referred to as the silent killer because it’s practically undetectable unless you have a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be lethal to pets, children, and adults. Over 20,000 people end up in the emergency room annually due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Common CO poisoning symptoms include dizziness, headache, chest pain, and upset stomach. Due to the fact that the symptoms seem like the flu, many people do not understand they could be very ill.
With the decrease in temperatures forcing homeowners to start up their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning increases during the winter months while homeowners are doing anything they can to stay warm. When properly installed by certified professionals, appliances such as furnaces will safety express carbon monoxide outdoors, but your furnace should be serviced annually to confirm there are no issues that could cause poisoning from carbon monoxide.
Service Experts says you should be replacing your home’s carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and assessing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors each month to ensure the batteries and alarm are functioning properly. Fall is an excellent time to check your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and install or replace them if needed.
With a Precision tune-up from Service Experts, our experts will check your furnace to make sure it is running properly and inspect for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Service Experts will be giving discounts on our heating and air conditioning Precision tune-ups to help homeowners make sure their furnace will operate 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 until the end of 2016.
To keep your home safe and warm through the cold season, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today at 614-334-3192to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a free in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and air conditioning system.