Can you smell that? The cinnamon pastries, the pumpkin spice lattes, the brisk air? Ahhh…fall is coming. Are you ready! Have you purchased your game tickets to your alma mater? Have you put away your shorts and sandals and pulled out your cardigans and boots? Have you changed your sheets from cotton to flannel to help you stay comfy when the cooler temperatures arrive?
Have you tested your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, according to the CDC, is produced by fireplaces, furnaces, stoves, and gas ranges. The odorless, colorless gas is known as the silent killer because it’s virtually undetectable without a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be deadly to adults, children, and pets. Upwards of 20,000 people are taken to the emergency room annually as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. Typical CO poisoning symptoms are dizziness and/or weakness, headache, and upset stomach. Since the symptoms seem like the flu, many people may not recognize they could be seriously ill.
With the decrease in temperatures driving homeowners to start up their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning increases during the cold months while people are doing everything they can to stay warm. When appropriately installed by trained professionals, appliances such as furnaces will safety release carbon monoxide out of the home, but your furnace should be inspected annually to make sure there are no issues that could produce poisoning from the odorless and colorless gas.
Service Experts suggests replacing household carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and testing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors each month to ensure the batteries and alarm are functioning properly. Right now is an excellent time to check 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 functioning properly and inspect for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Service Experts will be providing discounts on our HVAC Precision tune-ups to help homeowners make sure their furnace will run safety and efficiently all through the cooler months. Homeowners can also look into U.S. governmental tax credits of up to $500 for specific HVAC equipment that can be earned until the end of 2016.
To keep your loved ones safe and warm through the cold season, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today at 440-252-1375to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a free in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and air conditioning system.