Do you smell that? The bonfires, the pumpkin spice lattes, the dry leaves? 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 flip flops and pulled out your cardigans and boots? Have you swapped your cotton sheets for flannel ones 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 generated by stoves, fireplaces, gas ranges, and furnaces. The odorless, colorless gas is commonly referred to as the silent killer because it’s essentially undetectable without a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be fatal to adults, children, and pets. Over 20,000 people visit the emergency room annually as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. Typical CO poisoning symptoms are dizziness, headache, chest pain, and upset stomach. 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 forcing homeowners to switch on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning spikes during the cold months while everyone is doing whatever they can to keep comfortable. 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 CO.
Abbey Air Service Experts recommends replacing your home’s carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and checking your carbon monoxide and fire detectors monthly to ensure the batteries and alarm are working properly. Today is the perfect time to check your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and invest in a new one in necessary.
As part of a Precision tune-up from Abbey Air Service Experts, our technicians will test your furnace to make sure it is running properly and inspect for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Abbey Air Service Experts will be providing discounts on our heating and cooling Precision tune-ups to help homeowners make sure their furnace will operate safety and efficiently through the winter. There are also U.S. governmental tax credits of up to $500 for qualifying HVAC equipment that can be earned throughout the rest of 2016.
To keep your home safe and warm all winter, call Abbey Air Service Experts today at 289-813-5566to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a free in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient HVAC system.