Smell that? The apple cider, the pumpkin spice lattes, the leather footballs? Yes…fall is coming. Are you ready! Have you received your season tickets to your favorite team? Have you put away your shorts and flip flops and pulled out your coats and boots? Have you replaced your cotton sheets with flannel sheets to help you stay comfy when the cold sets in?
Have you checked your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, according to the CDC, is produced by stoves, fireplaces, gas ranges, and furnaces. The odorless, 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 pets, children, and adults. More than 20,000 people end up in the emergency room each year as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. Usual CO poisoning symptoms include dizziness and/or weakness, headache, and upset stomach. Because the symptoms seem like the flu, many people might not understand they could be extremely ill.
With cooler temperatures driving homeowners to turn on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning jumps during the cooler months while people are doing anything they can to keep comfortable. When properly installed by trained experts, appliances such as furnaces will safety release carbon monoxide outdoors, but your furnace should be inspected annually to make sure there are no issues that could cause poisoning from carbon monoxide.
Service Experts recommends replacing your carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and testing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors monthly to confirm the batteries and alarm are working properly. Today is the perfect time to inspect your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and replace or install them if necessary.
With a Precision tune-up from Service Experts, our team will test your furnace to make sure it is running properly and inspect 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 operate safety and efficiently all through the cooler months. There are also U.S. governmental tax credits of up to $500 for certain HVAC equipment that can be earned through the end of 2016.
To keep your loved ones safe and warm through the cold season, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today at (713) 352-7887to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a free in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and air conditioning system.