Do you smell that? The cinnamon pastries, the pumpkin spice lattes, the dry leaves? Mmm…fall is coming. Time to get ready! Have you bought your game tickets to your favorite team? 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 cozy when the temperatures drop?
Have you examined your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, as published by the CDC, is generated by stoves, fireplaces, gas ranges, and furnaces. The odorless, 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 pets, children, and adults. Upwards of 20,000 people end up in the emergency room annually due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Typical CO poisoning symptoms are headache, dizziness, upset stomach, and weakness. Because the symptoms seem like the flu, many people do not realize they could be extremely ill.
With the drop in temperatures forcing homeowners to turn on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning spikes during the cooler months while homeowners are doing everything they can to keep comfortable. When properly installed by certified experts, equipment such as furnaces will safety release carbon monoxide outside, but your furnace should be checked each year 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 home’s carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and checking your carbon monoxide and fire detectors monthly to confirm the batteries and alarm are operating properly. Right now is an excellent time to test your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and invest in a new one in necessary.
With a Precision tune-up from Service Experts, our team will test your furnace to make sure it is running 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 run 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 until the end of 2016.
To keep your loved ones safe and warm all winter, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today at 352-414-4006to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a free in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and cooling system.