Can you smell that? The cinnamon pastries, the pumpkin spice lattes, the brisk air? Ahhh…fall is coming. Are you ready! Have you received your game tickets to your college team? Have you put away your shorts and wedges and pulled out your coats and boots? Have you replaced your cotton sheets with flannel sheets to help you stay warm when the cold sets in?
Have you examined your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, as told by the CDC, is given off by stoves, fireplaces, gas ranges, and furnaces. The odorless, colorless gas is known as the silent killer because it’s essentially undetectable unless you have a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be lethal to adults, children, and pets. Upwards of 20,000 people end up in the emergency room each year because of carbon monoxide poisoning. Typical CO poisoning symptoms include headache, dizziness, upset stomach, and weakness. Because the symptoms mimic the flu, many people may not realize they could be extremely ill.
With cooler temperatures forcing homeowners to start up their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning increases during the cold months while homeowners are doing anything they can to keep warm. When appropriately installed by licensed professionals, devices such as furnaces will safety vent carbon monoxide outdoors, but your furnace should be checked annually to make sure there are no issues that could result in poisoning from carbon monoxide.
A1 Chesney suggests replacing your carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and testing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors monthly to ensure the batteries and alarm are functioning properly. Fall is the perfect time to test your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and invest in a new one in necessary.
With a Precision tune-up from A1 Chesney , our team will check your furnace to make sure it is functioning properly and inspect for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, A1 Chesney will be giving discounts on our heating and cooling Precision tune-ups to help families 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 certain HVAC equipment that can be earned until the end of 2016.
To keep your loved ones safe and warm through the cold season, call A1 Chesney Service Experts today at 587-315-5271to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a free in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient HVAC system.