Smell that? The apple cider, the pumpkin spice lattes, the dry leaves? Yes…fall is coming. Let’s get ready! Have you purchased your game tickets to your favorite team? Have you put away your shorts 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 produced by fireplaces, furnaces, stoves, and gas ranges. The colorless and odorless 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. More than 20,000 people visit the emergency room each year due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Typical CO poisoning symptoms include dizziness, headache, chest pain, and upset stomach. Because the symptoms imitate the flu, many people do not realize they could be extremely ill.
With the drop in temperatures causing homeowners to turn on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning jumps during the cooler months while everyone is doing anything they can to stay comfortable. When properly installed by trained professionals, devices such as furnaces will safety express carbon monoxide out of the home, but your furnace should be inspected each year to confirm there are no issues that could produce poisoning from CO.
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 ideal 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 technicians 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 HVAC Precision tune-ups to help homeowners make sure their furnace will operate 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 home safe and warm through the cold season, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today at 901-235-1196to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a complimentary in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient HVAC system.