Smell that? The cinnamon pastries, the pumpkin spice lattes, the leather footballs? Ahhh…fall is coming. Let’s get ready! Have you bought your season tickets to your favorite team? Have you put away your shorts and wedges and pulled out your coats 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 fireplaces, furnaces, stoves, and gas ranges. The odorless and 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 adults, children, and pets. Upwards of 20,000 people visit the emergency room every year as a result of 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 may 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 homeowners are doing whatever they can to keep warm. When correctly installed by trained experts, appliances such as furnaces will safety release carbon monoxide outside, but your furnace should be inspected annually to make sure there are no issues that could result in poisoning from the odorless and colorless gas.
Teays Valley suggests replacing household carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and checking your carbon monoxide and fire detectors each month to confirm the batteries and alarm are operating properly. Today is the ideal time to inspect your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and install or replace them if needed.
With a Precision tune-up from Teays Valley , our technicians will test your furnace to make sure it is functioning properly and check for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Teays Valley will be providing discounts on our heating and air conditioning Precision tune-ups to help families make sure their furnace will function safety and efficiently all through the cooler months. Homeowners can also look into U.S. governmental tax credits of up to $500 for certain HVAC equipment that can be earned until the end of 2016.
To keep your family safe and warm all winter, 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.