Smell that? The bonfires, the pumpkin spice lattes, the dry leaves? Mmm…fall is coming. Let’s get ready! Have you bought your season tickets to your favorite team? Have you put away your tank tops and sandals and pulled out your sweaters and boots? Have you swapped your cotton sheets for flannel ones to help you stay warm when the cold sets in?
Have you inspected your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, as told by the CDC, is generated by stoves, fireplaces, gas ranges, and furnaces. The odorless, colorless gas is often called the silent killer because it’s virtually undetectable unless you have a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be fatal to pets, children, and adults. Over 20,000 people visit the emergency room each year as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. Typical CO poisoning symptoms include headache, dizziness, upset stomach, and weakness. Since the symptoms imitate the flu, many people do not understand they could be extremely ill.
With the drop in temperatures causing homeowners to start up their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning jumps during the cooler months while everyone is doing anything they can to stay comfortable. When correctly installed by trained professionals, devices such as furnaces will safety express carbon monoxide out of the home, but your furnace should be inspected annually to make sure there are no issues that could produce poisoning from the odorless and colorless gas.
Service Experts suggests replacing your carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and assessing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors monthly to verify the batteries and alarm are functioning properly. Today is the perfect time to inspect your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and invest in a new one in necessary.
As part of a Precision tune-up from Service Experts, our experts will check your furnace to make sure it is functioning properly and inspect for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Service Experts will be offering discounts on our heating and cooling Precision tune-ups to help families make sure their furnace will run safety and efficiently throughout the upcoming cold season. You can also get U.S. governmental tax credits of up to $500 for qualifying HVAC equipment that can be earned through the end of 2016.
To keep your family safe and warm all winter, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today at 901-235-1196to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a free in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and cooling system.