Can you smell that? The cinnamon pastries, the pumpkin spice lattes, the leather footballs? Yes…fall is coming. Time to get ready! Have you purchased your season tickets to your favorite team? Have you put away your tank tops and wedges and pulled out your sweaters and boots? Have you replaced your cotton sheets with flannel sheets to help you stay warm when the temperatures drop?
Have you examined your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, according to the CDC, is produced by stoves, fireplaces, gas ranges, and furnaces. The odorless and colorless gas is known as the silent killer because it’s essentially undetectable if you don’t have a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be fatal to adults, children, and pets. Upwards of 20,000 people are taken to the emergency room every year as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. Common CO poisoning symptoms include dizziness, headache, chest pain, and upset stomach. Due to the fact that the symptoms mimic the flu, many people do not recognize they could be seriously ill.
With cooler temperatures causing homeowners to turn on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning jumps during the cooler months while people are doing everything they can to stay comfortable. When properly installed by certified technicians, equipment 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 result in 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 ensure the batteries and alarm are functioning properly. Right now is the ideal 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 check your furnace to make sure it is operating properly and check 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 function safety and efficiently through the winter. You can also get U.S. governmental tax credits of up to $500 for specific HVAC equipment that can be earned through 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.