Do you smell that? The apple cider, the pumpkin spice lattes, the leather footballs? Ahhh…fall is coming. Time to get ready! Have you bought your game tickets to your college team? Have you put away your swimsuits and sandals and pulled out your cardigans and boots? Have you swapped your cotton sheets for flannel ones 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 odorless and colorless gas is known as the silent killer because it’s essentially undetectable without a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be lethal to adults, children, and pets. Upwards of 20,000 people end up in the emergency room each year due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Usual CO poisoning symptoms include dizziness and/or weakness, headache, and upset stomach. Due to the fact that the symptoms seem like the flu, many people might not realize they could be seriously ill.
With cooler temperatures forcing homeowners to switch on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning spikes during the cold months while homeowners are doing everything they can to keep warm. When appropriately installed by trained experts, equipment such as furnaces will safety express carbon monoxide outdoors, but your furnace should be checked annually to verify there are no issues that could produce poisoning from the odorless and colorless gas.
Service Experts recommends replacing household carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and assessing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors monthly to verify the batteries and alarm are operating properly. Fall is the perfect time to check your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and replace or install them if necessary.
As part of a Precision tune-up from Service Experts, our experts will test your furnace to make sure it is functioning properly and inspect for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Service Experts will be giving discounts on our heating and cooling Precision tune-ups to help families 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 qualifying HVAC equipment that can be earned throughout the rest of 2016.
To keep your loved ones safe and warm all winter, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today at 321-428-7635to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a no-charge in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient HVAC system.