Do you smell that? The bonfires, the pumpkin spice lattes, the brisk air? Mmm…fall is coming. Are you ready! Have you bought your game tickets to your alma mater? Have you put away your swimsuits and sandals and pulled out your cardigans and boots? Have you changed your sheets from cotton to flannel 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 stoves, fireplaces, gas ranges, and furnaces. The colorless and odorless gas is known as the silent killer because it’s practically undetectable without a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be fatal to pets, children, and adults. Upwards of 20,000 people end up in the emergency room each year because of carbon monoxide poisoning. Common CO poisoning symptoms consist of dizziness, headache, chest pain, and upset stomach. Since the symptoms seem like the flu, many people might not recognize they could be extremely ill.
With the decrease in temperatures forcing homeowners to turn on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning spikes during the cooler months while people are doing everything they can to keep comfortable. When properly installed by licensed experts, devices such as furnaces will safety vent carbon monoxide out of the home, but your furnace should be serviced yearly to verify there are no issues that could cause poisoning from CO.
Calverley says you should be replacing household carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and assessing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors each month to verify the batteries and alarm are operating properly. Today is the ideal time to check your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and replace or install them if necessary.
As part of a Precision tune-up from Calverley , our experts will check your furnace to make sure it is operating properly and look for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Calverley will be providing discounts on our heating and air conditioning Precision tune-ups to help families make sure their furnace will operate safety and efficiently throughout the upcoming cold season. Homeowners can also look into U.S. governmental tax credits of up to $500 for certain HVAC equipment that can be earned throughout the rest of 2016.
To keep your family safe and warm all winter, call Calverley Service Experts today at 817-380-5647to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a complimentary in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and cooling system.