Can you smell that? The apple cider, the pumpkin spice lattes, the brisk air? Mmm…fall is coming. Are you ready! Have you bought your season tickets to your alma mater? 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 comfy when the temperatures drop?
Have you tested your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, according to the CDC, is given off by fireplaces, furnaces, stoves, and gas ranges. The odorless and colorless gas is often called the silent killer because it’s practically undetectable unless you have a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be fatal to adults, children, and pets. Over 20,000 people visit the emergency room annually because of carbon monoxide poisoning. Usual CO poisoning symptoms consist of dizziness, headache, chest pain, and upset stomach. Due to the fact that the symptoms mimic the flu, many people might not understand they could be gravely ill.
With the drop in temperatures causing homeowners to turn on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning spikes during the cooler months while everyone is doing anything they can to stay warm. When properly installed by trained professionals, devices such as furnaces will safety release carbon monoxide outdoors, but your furnace should be inspected yearly to confirm there are no issues that could produce poisoning from CO.
Service Experts recommends replacing household carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and checking your carbon monoxide and fire detectors every month to confirm the batteries and alarm are operating properly. Today is the perfect time to check your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and install or replace them if needed.
With a Precision tune-up from Service Experts, our team will check your furnace to make sure it is functioning properly and look for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Service Experts will be offering discounts on our heating and air conditioning Precision tune-ups to help families make sure their furnace will operate safety and efficiently through the winter. There are also U.S. governmental tax credits of up to $500 for specific HVAC equipment that can be earned throughout the rest of 2016.
To keep your home safe and warm all winter, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today at 801-396-0637to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a free in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and cooling system.