Smell that? The cinnamon pastries, the pumpkin spice lattes, the leather footballs? Mmm…fall is coming. Time to get ready! Have you received your game tickets to your favorite team? Have you put away your shorts and wedges and pulled out your coats and boots? Have you swapped your cotton sheets for flannel ones to help you stay warm when the cooler temperatures arrive?
Have you inspected your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, as told by the CDC, is given off by stoves, fireplaces, gas ranges, and furnaces. The odorless, colorless gas is often called the silent killer because it’s essentially undetectable unless you 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 each year as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. Usual CO poisoning symptoms include dizziness and/or weakness, headache, and upset stomach. Because the symptoms imitate the flu, many people do not understand they could be gravely ill.
With the drop in temperatures forcing homeowners to turn on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning jumps during the cooler months while homeowners are doing everything they can to keep warm. When appropriately installed by certified professionals, devices such as furnaces will safety vent carbon monoxide outdoors, 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.
Stevenson recommends replacing household carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and testing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors monthly to confirm the batteries and alarm are functioning properly. Fall is the perfect time to test your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and replace or install them if necessary.
With a Precision tune-up from Stevenson , our team will check your furnace to make sure it is operating properly and look for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Stevenson will be giving discounts on our heating and cooling Precision tune-ups to help homeowners make sure their furnace will function safety and efficiently through the winter. Homeowners can also look into U.S. governmental tax credits of up to $500 for certain HVAC equipment that can be earned through the end of 2016.
To keep your family safe and warm through the cooler months, call Stevenson Service Experts today at 937-503-7896to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a no-charge in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and cooling system.