Do you smell that? The bonfires, the pumpkin spice lattes, the dry leaves? Ahhh…fall is coming. Time to get ready! Have you received your football tickets to your alma mater? Have you put away your tank tops and wedges and pulled out your sweaters and boots? Have you changed your sheets from cotton to flannel 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 gas ranges, stoves, furnaces, and fireplaces. The odorless and colorless gas is often called the silent killer because it’s essentially undetectable if you don’t have a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be lethal to pets, children, and adults. Upwards of 20,000 people are taken to the emergency room every year because of carbon monoxide poisoning. Usual CO poisoning symptoms consist of dizziness and/or weakness, headache, and upset stomach. Because the symptoms imitate the flu, many people might not realize they could be very ill.
With the drop in temperatures forcing homeowners to start up their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning spikes during the cold months while homeowners are doing everything they can to stay comfortable. When correctly installed by trained technicians, appliances such as furnaces will safety express carbon monoxide outdoors, but your furnace should be serviced yearly to make sure there are no issues that could produce poisoning from carbon monoxide.
Service Experts suggests replacing household carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and testing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors every month to verify the batteries and alarm are working properly. Today is the perfect time to check your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and replace or install them if necessary.
As part of a Precision tune-up from Service Experts, our team will test your furnace to make sure it is functioning properly and check for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Service Experts will be giving discounts on our heating and air conditioning Precision tune-ups to help homeowners make sure their furnace will function safety and efficiently through the winter. Homeowners can also look into U.S. governmental tax credits of up to $500 for certain HVAC equipment that can be earned throughout the rest of 2016.
To keep your family safe and warm through the cold season, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today at 801-871-8425to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a no-charge in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and air conditioning system.