Smell that? The bonfires, the pumpkin spice lattes, the brisk air? Yes…fall is coming. Are you ready! Have you purchased your season tickets to your alma mater? Have you put away your swimsuits and wedges and pulled out your coats and boots? Have you changed your sheets from cotton to flannel to help you stay comfy when the cooler temperatures arrive?
Have you checked your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, as published by the CDC, is generated by stoves, fireplaces, gas ranges, and furnaces. The colorless and odorless gas is commonly referred to as the silent killer because it’s virtually undetectable unless you have a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be lethal to children, adults, and pets. Over 20,000 people are taken to the emergency room each year as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. Common CO poisoning symptoms are dizziness and/or weakness, headache, and upset stomach. Due to the fact that the symptoms seem like the flu, many people may not understand they could be gravely ill.
With the decrease in temperatures driving homeowners to turn on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning increases during the cooler months while everyone is doing whatever they can to stay warm. When properly installed by certified professionals, appliances such as furnaces will safety vent carbon monoxide out of the home, but your furnace should be checked yearly to verify there are no issues that could result in poisoning from CO.
Service Experts says you should be replacing your home’s carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and assessing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors every month to verify the batteries and alarm are operating properly. Today is the perfect time to test your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and install or replace them if needed.
With a Precision tune-up from Service Experts, our team will inspect your furnace to make sure it is operating properly and look for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Service Experts will be offering discounts on our heating and cooling Precision tune-ups to help families make sure their furnace will operate safety and efficiently through the winter. You can also get 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 family safe and warm all winter, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today at 303-647-5749to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a complimentary in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient HVAC system.