Can you smell that? The cinnamon pastries, the pumpkin spice lattes, the brisk air? Ahhh…fall is coming. Time to get ready! Have you received your season tickets to your alma mater? 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 colorless and odorless gas is commonly referred to 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 visit the emergency room each year because of carbon monoxide poisoning. Typical CO poisoning symptoms include headache, dizziness, upset stomach, and weakness. Because the symptoms imitate the flu, many people may not understand they could be extremely ill.
With the decrease in temperatures forcing homeowners to turn on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning increases during the cold months while homeowners are doing anything they can to keep comfortable. When appropriately installed by certified professionals, devices such as furnaces will safety vent carbon monoxide outside, but your furnace should be checked each year to make sure there are no issues that could result in poisoning from carbon monoxide.
A1 Chesney Service Experts recommends replacing household carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and testing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors monthly to confirm the batteries and alarm are functioning properly. Fall 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 A1 Chesney Service Experts, our team will check your furnace to make sure it is functioning properly and inspect for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, A1 Chesney Service Experts will be giving 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 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 heating and cooling system.