Do you smell that? The cinnamon pastries, the pumpkin spice lattes, the dry leaves? Ahhh…fall is coming. Let’s get ready! Have you purchased 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 changed your sheets from cotton to flannel to help you stay warm 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 odorless and colorless gas is commonly referred to as the silent killer because it’s essentially undetectable if you don’t have 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 annually due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Usual CO poisoning symptoms consist of dizziness, headache, chest pain, and upset stomach. Due to the fact that the symptoms mimic the flu, many people might not understand they could be gravely ill.
With the decrease in temperatures forcing homeowners to start up their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning spikes during the cold months while homeowners are doing whatever they can to keep comfortable. When correctly installed by trained experts, appliances such as furnaces will safety vent carbon monoxide outside, but your furnace should be inspected annually to confirm there are no issues that could cause poisoning from the odorless and colorless gas.
Teays Valley Service Experts recommends replacing household carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and testing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors each month to confirm the batteries and alarm are operating properly. Today is the perfect time to inspect your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and invest in a new one in necessary.
As part of a Precision tune-up from Teays Valley Service Experts, our technicians will check your furnace to make sure it is functioning properly and check for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Teays Valley Service Experts will be providing discounts on our heating and air conditioning Precision tune-ups to help homeowners make sure their furnace will function 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 through the end of 2016.
To keep your home safe and warm through the cold season, call Teays Valley Service Experts today at 304-760-5088to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a no-charge in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient HVAC system.