Smell that? The bonfires, the pumpkin spice lattes, the dry leaves? 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 swapped your cotton sheets for flannel ones to help you stay comfy when the cooler temperatures arrive?
Have you inspected your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, according to the CDC, is given off by fireplaces, furnaces, stoves, and gas ranges. The odorless and colorless gas is known 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 adults, children, and pets. More than 20,000 people visit the emergency room annually 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 gravely ill.
With cooler temperatures causing homeowners to turn on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning spikes during the winter months while homeowners are doing anything they can to stay comfortable. When appropriately installed by trained technicians, appliances such as furnaces will safety express carbon monoxide out of the home, but your furnace should be checked yearly to confirm there are no issues that could produce poisoning from CO.
Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts suggests replacing your carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and testing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors monthly to confirm the batteries and alarm are operating 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 Service Experts, our experts will check your furnace to make sure it is functioning properly and look for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts will be providing discounts on our heating and air conditioning Precision tune-ups to help people make sure their furnace will run safety and efficiently throughout the upcoming cold season. You can also get U.S. governmental tax credits of up to $500 for specific HVAC equipment that can be earned through the end of 2016.
To keep your family safe and warm all winter, call Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts today at 226-270-1164to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a free in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and cooling system.