Can you smell that? The bonfires, the pumpkin spice lattes, the dry leaves? Yes…fall is coming. Time to get ready! Have you bought your game tickets to your college team? Have you put away your shorts and flip flops and pulled out your coats and boots? Have you swapped your cotton sheets for flannel ones 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 fireplaces, furnaces, stoves, and gas ranges. The colorless and odorless gas is commonly referred to as the silent killer because it’s essentially undetectable unless you have a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be fatal to children, adults, and pets. Over 20,000 people visit the emergency room every year as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. Typical CO poisoning symptoms include headache, dizziness, upset stomach, and weakness. Due to the fact that the symptoms imitate the flu, many people may not understand they could be extremely ill.
With the decrease in temperatures forcing homeowners to turn on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning increases during the cold months while people are doing whatever they can to stay comfortable. When properly installed by trained professionals, devices such as furnaces will safety vent carbon monoxide outdoors, but your furnace should be inspected yearly to confirm there are no issues that could result in poisoning from the odorless and colorless gas.
Service Experts suggests replacing household carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and checking your carbon monoxide and fire detectors monthly to verify the batteries and alarm are functioning properly. Today is an excellent time to test 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 technicians will inspect your furnace to make sure it is operating properly and check for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Service Experts will be giving discounts on our heating and cooling Precision tune-ups to help people 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 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 403-279-5760to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a no-charge in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient HVAC system.