Can you smell that? The bonfires, the pumpkin spice lattes, the leather footballs? Mmm…fall is coming. Let’s get ready! Have you bought your football tickets to your alma mater? Have you put away your tank tops and flip flops and pulled out your sweaters and boots? Have you swapped your cotton sheets for flannel ones to help you stay warm 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 colorless and odorless gas is known as the silent killer because it’s virtually undetectable if you don’t have a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be deadly 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 consist of 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 forcing homeowners to start up their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning increases during the cold months while people are doing whatever they can to keep comfortable. When appropriately installed by certified technicians, appliances such as furnaces will safety release carbon monoxide out of the home, but your furnace should be checked annually to verify there are no issues that could result in poisoning from CO.
Bob Brown Service Experts says you should be 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 functioning properly. Fall is the perfect time to inspect your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and replace or install them if necessary.
As part of a Precision tune-up from Bob Brown Service Experts, our team will test your furnace to make sure it is running properly and inspect for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Bob Brown Service Experts will be providing discounts on our HVAC 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 specific HVAC equipment that can be earned until the end of 2016.
To keep your loved ones safe and warm all winter, 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.