Can you smell that? The cinnamon pastries, the pumpkin spice lattes, the leather footballs? Ahhh…fall is coming. Are you ready! Have you received your football tickets to your college team? Have you put away your shorts and sandals and pulled out your sweaters and boots? Have you replaced your cotton sheets with flannel sheets to help you stay cozy when the cold sets in?
Have you examined your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, as told by the CDC, is produced by fireplaces, furnaces, stoves, and gas ranges. The odorless, colorless gas is known as the silent killer because it’s essentially undetectable if you don’t have a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be deadly to pets, children, and adults. More than 20,000 people visit the emergency room every year as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. Common CO poisoning symptoms are headache, dizziness, upset stomach, and weakness. Since the symptoms seem like the flu, many people do not realize they could be extremely ill.
With the drop in temperatures driving homeowners to turn on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning increases during the cooler months while people are doing anything they can to stay warm. When correctly installed by trained professionals, appliances such as furnaces will safety express carbon monoxide outside, but your furnace should be inspected annually to make sure there are no issues that could result in poisoning from carbon monoxide.
All American Air Service Experts suggests replacing your carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and assessing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors monthly to verify the batteries and alarm are functioning properly. Today is the perfect time to test your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and replace or install them if necessary.
Included in a Precision tune-up from All American Air Service Experts, our technicians will test your furnace to make sure it is functioning properly and look for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, All American Air Service Experts will be providing discounts on our heating and cooling Precision tune-ups to help people 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 specific HVAC equipment that can be earned until the end of 2016.
To keep your loved ones safe and warm through the cooler months, call All American Air Service Experts today at 386-310-2061to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a no-charge in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and cooling system.