Do 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 game tickets to your favorite team? Have you put away your swimsuits and flip flops and pulled out your cardigans and boots? Have you changed your sheets from cotton to flannel to help you stay comfy when the cooler temperatures arrive?
Have you examined your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, according to the CDC, is generated by fireplaces, furnaces, stoves, and gas ranges. The odorless, colorless 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 lethal to adults, children, and pets. Over 20,000 people end up in the emergency room annually because of carbon monoxide poisoning. Common CO poisoning symptoms are dizziness, headache, chest pain, and upset stomach. Due to the fact that the symptoms seem like the flu, many people might not recognize they could be extremely ill.
With the decrease in temperatures forcing homeowners to turn on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning spikes during the cold months while homeowners are doing everything they can to stay comfortable. When properly installed by trained technicians, devices such as furnaces will safety express carbon monoxide outside, but your furnace should be serviced each year to verify there are no issues that could result in poisoning from carbon monoxide.
Sunbeam Service Experts suggests 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 operating properly. Right now is an excellent time to test your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and invest in a new one in necessary.
Included in a Precision tune-up from Sunbeam Service Experts, our technicians will inspect your furnace to make sure it is functioning properly and inspect for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Sunbeam Service Experts will be giving discounts on our heating and air conditioning Precision tune-ups to help families make sure their furnace will operate safety and efficiently through the winter. Homeowners can also look into 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 through the cold season, call Sunbeam Service Experts today at 716-427-6807to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a free in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and air conditioning system.