Smell that? The cinnamon pastries, the pumpkin spice lattes, the brisk air? Mmm…fall is coming. Time to get ready! Have you received your game tickets to your favorite team? Have you put away your swimsuits and sandals and pulled out your sweaters and boots? Have you replaced your cotton sheets with flannel sheets to help you stay comfy when the temperatures drop?
Have you examined your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, according to the CDC, is given off by stoves, fireplaces, gas ranges, and furnaces. The colorless and odorless gas is often called the silent killer because it’s virtually undetectable if you don’t have a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be lethal to adults, children, and pets. More than 20,000 people end up in the emergency room each year because of carbon monoxide poisoning. Usual CO poisoning symptoms include dizziness and/or weakness, headache, and upset stomach. Because the symptoms mimic the flu, many people might not recognize they could be seriously ill.
With the decrease in temperatures causing homeowners to start up their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning spikes during the cold months while everyone is doing whatever they can to keep warm. When appropriately installed by certified experts, equipment such as furnaces will safety express carbon monoxide outside, but your furnace should be checked each year to confirm there are no issues that could result in poisoning from carbon monoxide.
Service Experts says you should be replacing your carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and checking your carbon monoxide and fire detectors every month to ensure the batteries and alarm are functioning properly. Fall is an excellent time to check your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and replace or install them if necessary.
Included in a Precision tune-up from Service Experts, our experts will inspect your furnace to make sure it is operating properly and inspect for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Service Experts will be giving discounts on our heating and cooling Precision tune-ups to help people 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 certain HVAC equipment that can be earned throughout the rest of 2016.
To keep your loved ones safe and warm through the cold season, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today at 352-414-4006to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a no-charge in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient HVAC system.