Can you smell that? The cinnamon pastries, the pumpkin spice lattes, the brisk air? Mmm…fall is coming. Let’s get ready! Have you bought your season tickets to your favorite team? Have you put away your swimsuits and flip flops and pulled out your coats and boots? Have you changed your sheets from cotton to flannel to help you stay comfy when the temperatures drop?
Have you checked your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, as told by the CDC, is generated by gas ranges, stoves, furnaces, and fireplaces. The odorless, colorless 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 fatal to pets, children, and adults. More than 20,000 people end up in the emergency room every year as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. Common CO poisoning symptoms are dizziness and/or weakness, headache, and upset stomach. Since the symptoms imitate the flu, many people may not understand they could be gravely ill.
With cooler temperatures causing homeowners to switch on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning spikes during the winter months while people are doing anything they can to keep warm. When appropriately installed by licensed professionals, devices such as furnaces will safety release carbon monoxide outside, but your furnace should be inspected yearly to confirm there are no issues that could produce poisoning from CO.
Service Experts recommends replacing your carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and testing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors every month to confirm the batteries and alarm are working properly. Right now is the ideal time to test your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and invest in a new one in necessary.
Included in a Precision tune-up from Service Experts, our technicians will test your furnace to make sure it is running properly and look for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Service Experts will be providing discounts on our heating and air conditioning Precision tune-ups to help families make sure their furnace will function safety and efficiently through the winter. Homeowners can also look into U.S. governmental tax credits of up to $500 for certain HVAC equipment that can be earned through the end of 2016.
To keep your family safe and warm through the cold season, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today at 330-236-4793to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a complimentary in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and air conditioning system.