Do you smell that? The bonfires, the pumpkin spice lattes, the leather footballs? Yes…fall is coming. Let’s get ready! Have you received your season tickets to your favorite team? Have you put away your shorts and flip flops and pulled out your cardigans and boots? Have you swapped your cotton sheets for flannel ones to help you stay warm when the cooler temperatures arrive?
Have you examined your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, as published by the CDC, is produced by stoves, fireplaces, gas ranges, and furnaces. The odorless and colorless gas is known as the silent killer because it’s practically undetectable unless you have a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be lethal to pets, children, and adults. Over 20,000 people visit the emergency room annually as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. Common CO poisoning symptoms consist of dizziness, headache, chest pain, and upset stomach. Due to the fact that the symptoms seem like the flu, many people do not realize they could be gravely ill.
With cooler temperatures forcing homeowners to start up their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning increases during the cooler months while homeowners are doing anything they can to stay warm. When correctly installed by licensed professionals, equipment such as furnaces will safety express carbon monoxide outside, but your furnace should be serviced annually to make sure there are no issues that could cause poisoning from carbon monoxide.
Service Experts says you should be replacing your home’s carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and assessing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors each month to ensure the batteries and alarm are functioning properly. Fall is an excellent time to test your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and invest in a new one in necessary.
With a Precision tune-up from Service Experts, our technicians will check your furnace to make sure it is operating properly and inspect for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Service Experts will be offering discounts on our heating and air conditioning Precision tune-ups to help families make sure their furnace will run safety and efficiently all through the cooler months. There are also 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 614-334-3192to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a free in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and air conditioning system.