Can you smell that? The cinnamon pastries, the pumpkin spice lattes, the brisk air? Mmm…fall is coming. Let’s get ready! Have you purchased your season tickets to your favorite team? Have you put away your shorts and wedges and pulled out your coats and boots? Have you replaced your cotton sheets with flannel sheets to help you stay comfy when the cooler temperatures arrive?
Have you examined your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, as told by the CDC, is produced by stoves, fireplaces, gas ranges, and furnaces. The colorless and odorless gas is often called the silent killer because it’s virtually undetectable without a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be deadly to adults, children, and pets. Over 20,000 people visit the emergency room each year due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Usual CO poisoning symptoms include 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 cooler temperatures causing homeowners to turn on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning spikes during the cold months while everyone is doing anything they can to keep warm. When appropriately installed by certified technicians, equipment such as furnaces will safety release carbon monoxide outside, but your furnace should be serviced yearly to make sure there are no issues that could result in poisoning from the odorless and colorless gas.
Service Experts suggests replacing your carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and testing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors monthly to verify the batteries and alarm are functioning properly. Fall 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 experts 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 HVAC Precision tune-ups to help families make sure their furnace will function safety and efficiently through the winter. You can also get 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 home safe and warm through the cold season, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today at 330-269-7235to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a free in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and cooling system.