Do you smell that? The bonfires, the pumpkin spice lattes, the dry leaves? Mmm…fall is coming. Time to get ready! Have you received your football tickets to your college team? Have you put away your shorts and sandals and pulled out your coats and boots? Have you replaced your cotton sheets with flannel sheets to help you stay comfy when the temperatures drop?
Have you checked your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, as told by the CDC, is generated by stoves, fireplaces, gas ranges, and furnaces. The odorless and colorless gas is often called the silent killer because it’s practically undetectable if you don’t have a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be fatal to pets, children, and adults. More than 20,000 people end up in the emergency room every year due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Typical CO poisoning symptoms are headache, dizziness, upset stomach, and weakness. Because the symptoms imitate the flu, many people may not recognize they could be gravely ill.
With the drop in temperatures forcing homeowners to switch on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning jumps during the cooler months while people are doing everything they can to stay comfortable. When correctly installed by certified professionals, appliances such as furnaces will safety vent carbon monoxide outside, but your furnace should be checked each year to confirm there are no issues that could produce poisoning from CO.
Service Experts Commercial HVAC recommends replacing your home’s carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and checking your carbon monoxide and fire detectors each month to verify the batteries and alarm are operating properly. Right now is the ideal time to check your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and invest in a new one in necessary.
With a Precision tune-up from Service Experts Commercial HVAC, our experts will test your furnace to make sure it is functioning properly and inspect for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Service Experts Commercial HVAC will be giving discounts on our HVAC Precision tune-ups to help families make sure their furnace will operate safety and efficiently throughout the upcoming cold season. Homeowners can also look into U.S. governmental tax credits of up to $500 for specific HVAC equipment that can be earned throughout the rest of 2016.
To keep your loved ones safe and warm through the cooler months, call Service Experts Commercial HVAC today at 905-453-6700to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a complimentary in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and cooling system.