Can you smell that? The cinnamon pastries, the pumpkin spice lattes, the leather footballs? Mmm…fall is coming. Are you ready! Have you purchased your season tickets to your favorite team? Have you put away your shorts and wedges and pulled out your sweaters and boots? Have you replaced your cotton sheets with flannel sheets to help you stay cozy when the cold sets in?
Have you examined your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, as published by the CDC, is produced by fireplaces, furnaces, stoves, and gas ranges. The odorless and colorless gas is known as the silent killer because it’s virtually undetectable without a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be deadly to children, adults, and pets. Upwards of 20,000 people are taken to the emergency room annually as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. Common CO poisoning symptoms consist of headache, dizziness, upset stomach, and weakness. Due to the fact that the symptoms imitate the flu, many people do not recognize they could be seriously ill.
With the decrease in temperatures causing homeowners to turn 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 certified technicians, appliances such as furnaces will safety express carbon monoxide out of the home, but your furnace should be checked each year to make sure there are no issues that could cause poisoning from the odorless and colorless gas.
Service Experts says you should be replacing your carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and assessing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors every month to confirm the batteries and alarm are functioning properly. Fall is the perfect time to inspect your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and install or replace them if needed.
Included in a Precision tune-up from Service Experts, our team will test your furnace to make sure it is operating properly and look for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Service Experts will be offering discounts on our heating and cooling Precision tune-ups to help homeowners make sure their furnace will function safety and efficiently through the winter. 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 loved ones safe and warm through the cooler months, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today at 925-364-5427to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a no-charge in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and cooling system.