Smell that? The bonfires, the pumpkin spice lattes, the dry leaves? Yes…fall is coming. Are you ready! Have you received your football tickets to your college team? Have you put away your tank tops and flip flops and pulled out your sweaters and boots? Have you replaced your cotton sheets with flannel sheets to help you stay comfy when the cold sets in?
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 deadly 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 are dizziness, headache, chest pain, and upset stomach. Since the symptoms mimic the flu, many people might not recognize they could be very ill.
With the drop in temperatures causing homeowners to switch on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning jumps during the cooler months while people are doing whatever they can to stay comfortable. When properly installed by licensed experts, appliances such as furnaces will safety release carbon monoxide outside, but your furnace should be checked each year to make sure there are no issues that could produce poisoning from CO.
Service Experts Commercial HVAC suggests replacing your home’s carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and testing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors monthly to verify the batteries and alarm are operating properly. Fall is the perfect time to test your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and install or replace them if needed.
As part of a Precision tune-up from Service Experts Commercial HVAC, our technicians will check 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 heating and cooling Precision tune-ups to help homeowners 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 289-201-2346to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a complimentary in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and cooling system.