Smell that? The apple cider, the pumpkin spice lattes, the brisk air? Mmm…fall is coming. Time to get ready! Have you bought your season tickets to your alma mater? Have you put away your swimsuits and flip flops and pulled out your cardigans 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 stoves, fireplaces, gas ranges, and furnaces. The odorless, colorless gas is known as the silent killer because it’s practically undetectable without a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be deadly 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 include headache, dizziness, upset stomach, and weakness. Because the symptoms seem like the flu, many people may not recognize they could be extremely ill.
With the decrease in temperatures causing homeowners to start up their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning increases during the winter months while everyone is doing whatever they can to keep comfortable. When properly installed by licensed professionals, devices such as furnaces will safety release 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 Service Experts says you should be replacing your carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and assessing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors monthly to verify the batteries and alarm are working properly. Today is the ideal time to test your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and replace or install them if necessary.
With a Precision tune-up from Calverley Service Experts, our technicians will check your furnace to make sure it is running properly and check for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Calverley Service Experts will be providing discounts on our heating and air conditioning Precision tune-ups to help homeowners make sure their furnace will run 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 through the cold season, call Calverley Service Experts today at 817-380-5647to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a free in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient HVAC system.