Can you smell that? The apple cider, the pumpkin spice lattes, the leather footballs? Mmm…fall is coming. Let’s get ready! Have you purchased your football tickets to your alma mater? Have you put away your shorts and flip flops and pulled out your sweaters and boots? Have you changed your sheets from cotton to flannel to help you stay cozy when the cooler temperatures arrive?
Have you examined your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, as told by the CDC, is given off by gas ranges, stoves, furnaces, and fireplaces. The odorless, colorless gas is commonly referred to as the silent killer because it’s virtually undetectable without a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be fatal to children, adults, and pets. Upwards of 20,000 people end up in the emergency room every year because of carbon monoxide poisoning. Typical CO poisoning symptoms include dizziness and/or weakness, headache, and upset stomach. Since the symptoms seem like the flu, many people do not understand they could be very ill.
With cooler temperatures causing homeowners to start up their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning spikes during the cold months while people are doing everything they can to keep warm. When appropriately installed by licensed technicians, equipment such as furnaces will safety vent carbon monoxide out of the home, but your furnace should be checked each year to verify there are no issues that could result in poisoning from CO.
Bob Brown Service Experts says you should be replacing your carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and testing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors each month to confirm the batteries and alarm are functioning properly. Right now is the ideal time to inspect your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and replace or install them if necessary.
With a Precision tune-up from Bob Brown Service Experts, our team will check your furnace to make sure it is operating properly and inspect for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Bob Brown Service Experts will be providing discounts on our heating and cooling 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 specific HVAC equipment that can be earned through the end of 2016.
To keep your loved ones safe and warm through the cold season, call Bob Brown Service Experts today at 623-243-4517to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a free in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and air conditioning system.