Smell that? The bonfires, the pumpkin spice lattes, the leather footballs? Mmm…fall is coming. Let’s get ready! Have you purchased your game tickets to your favorite team? Have you put away your swimsuits and sandals and pulled out your cardigans and boots? Have you changed your sheets from cotton to flannel to help you stay comfy when the cold sets in?
Have you checked your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, as told by the CDC, is produced by stoves, fireplaces, gas ranges, and furnaces. The colorless and odorless 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 fatal to adults, children, and pets. More than 20,000 people visit the emergency room every year as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. Typical CO poisoning symptoms are headache, dizziness, upset stomach, and weakness. Due to the fact that the symptoms mimic the flu, many people do not recognize they could be seriously ill.
With the drop in temperatures causing homeowners to switch on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning increases during the cold months while everyone is doing everything they can to keep warm. When correctly installed by trained professionals, appliances such as furnaces will safety express carbon monoxide outdoors, but your furnace should be serviced each year to make sure there are no issues that could produce poisoning from the odorless and colorless gas.
Abbey Air suggests replacing your home’s carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and checking your carbon monoxide and fire detectors each month to ensure the batteries and alarm are operating properly. Today is the ideal time to test your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and install or replace them if needed.
With a Precision tune-up from Abbey Air , our technicians will check your furnace to make sure it is operating properly and inspect for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Abbey Air will be providing discounts on our heating and cooling Precision tune-ups to help families make sure their furnace will run safety and efficiently through the winter. You can also get U.S. governmental tax credits of up to $500 for specific HVAC equipment that can be earned throughout the rest of 2016.
To keep your home safe and warm through the cold season, call Abbey Air Home Services by Enercare today at 289-813-5566to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a free in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and cooling system.