Smell that? The apple cider, the pumpkin spice lattes, the brisk air? Ahhh…fall is coming. Time to get ready! Have you purchased your season tickets to your favorite team? Have you put away your swimsuits and wedges and pulled out your cardigans and boots? Have you changed your sheets from cotton to flannel to help you stay warm when the cold sets in?
Have you inspected your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, as told by the CDC, is given off by gas ranges, stoves, furnaces, and fireplaces. The colorless and odorless gas is known as the silent killer because it’s essentially undetectable unless you have a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be deadly to children, adults, and pets. Upwards of 20,000 people are taken to the emergency room every 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 may not recognize they could be seriously ill.
With cooler temperatures driving homeowners to switch on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning increases during the winter months while homeowners are doing anything they can to stay comfortable. When correctly installed by trained experts, appliances such as furnaces will safety vent carbon monoxide outside, but your furnace should be inspected each year to verify there are no issues that could result in poisoning from CO.
Air Engineers Service Experts suggests replacing household carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and checking your carbon monoxide and fire detectors monthly to verify the batteries and alarm are functioning properly. Fall is an excellent time to check your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and invest in a new one in necessary.
With a Precision tune-up from Air Engineers Service Experts, our team will inspect your furnace to make sure it is operating properly and look for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Air Engineers Service Experts will be providing discounts on our heating and air conditioning Precision tune-ups to help homeowners make sure their furnace will run safety and efficiently throughout the upcoming cold season. There are also U.S. governmental tax credits of up to $500 for certain HVAC equipment that can be earned until the end of 2016.
To keep your home safe and warm through the cold season, call Air Engineers Service Experts today at 904-450-5672to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a free in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and cooling system.