Do you smell that? The cinnamon pastries, the pumpkin spice lattes, the dry leaves? Yes…fall is coming. Time to get ready! Have you received your game tickets to your favorite team? Have you put away your tank tops and wedges and pulled out your coats and boots? Have you swapped your cotton sheets for flannel ones to help you stay cozy 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 fireplaces, furnaces, stoves, and gas ranges. The colorless and odorless gas is often called the silent killer because it’s virtually undetectable unless you have a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be lethal to children, adults, and pets. Over 20,000 people visit the emergency room each year due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Usual CO poisoning symptoms include dizziness and/or weakness, headache, and upset stomach. Since the symptoms mimic the flu, many people do not understand they could be very ill.
With the drop in temperatures forcing homeowners to start up their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning jumps during the winter months while homeowners are doing everything they can to keep warm. When appropriately installed by certified professionals, devices such as furnaces will safety release carbon monoxide outdoors, but your furnace should be checked each year to confirm there are no issues that could result in poisoning from the odorless and colorless gas.
Stevenson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning suggests replacing your carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and checking your carbon monoxide and fire detectors monthly to ensure the batteries and alarm are functioning properly. Right now is the perfect time to check your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and replace or install them if necessary.
With a Precision tune-up from Stevenson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, our team will check your furnace to make sure it is operating properly and check for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Stevenson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will be offering discounts on our HVAC 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 home safe and warm through the cooler months, call Stevenson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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.