Smell that? The bonfires, the pumpkin spice lattes, the leather footballs? Yes…fall is coming. Let’s get ready! Have you received your season tickets to your alma mater? Have you put away your shorts and sandals and pulled out your coats and boots? Have you changed your sheets from cotton to flannel to help you stay comfy when the cooler temperatures arrive?
Have you tested your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, as published by the CDC, is given off by fireplaces, furnaces, stoves, and gas ranges. The odorless and colorless gas is commonly referred to as the silent killer because it’s practically undetectable if you don’t have a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be lethal to children, adults, and pets. More than 20,000 people visit the emergency room every year as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. Typical CO poisoning symptoms include headache, dizziness, upset stomach, and weakness. Since the symptoms seem like the flu, many people do not recognize they could be very ill.
With the decrease in temperatures causing homeowners to turn on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning increases during the cooler months while homeowners are doing anything they can to stay comfortable. When appropriately installed by trained technicians, equipment such as furnaces will safety express carbon monoxide out of the home, but your furnace should be inspected yearly to make sure there are no issues that could produce poisoning from the odorless and colorless gas.
Roy Inch & Sons by Service Experts suggests replacing your carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and checking your carbon monoxide and fire detectors monthly to confirm the batteries and alarm are working properly. Right now is the ideal time to test your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and replace or install them if necessary.
Included in a Precision tune-up from Roy Inch & Sons by Service Experts, our technicians will check your furnace to make sure it is functioning properly and look for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Roy Inch & Sons by Service Experts will be providing discounts on our heating and air conditioning Precision tune-ups to help people make sure their furnace will operate safety and efficiently throughout the upcoming cold season. You can also get U.S. governmental tax credits of up to $500 for qualifying HVAC equipment that can be earned until the end of 2016.
To keep your family safe and warm all winter, call Roy Inch & Sons Home Services by Enercare today at 226-270-1164to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a complimentary in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and cooling system.