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 sandals 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 produced by fireplaces, furnaces, stoves, and gas ranges. The odorless, colorless gas is known as the silent killer because it’s virtually undetectable if you don’t have a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be lethal to children, adults, and pets. More than 20,000 people visit the emergency room every year because of carbon monoxide poisoning. Typical CO poisoning symptoms are headache, dizziness, upset stomach, and weakness. Due to the fact that the symptoms seem like the flu, many people might not recognize they could be extremely ill.
With cooler temperatures causing homeowners to turn on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning increases during the cold months while homeowners are doing whatever they can to stay comfortable. When properly installed by trained technicians, devices such as furnaces will safety express carbon monoxide outdoors, but your furnace should be serviced annually to verify there are no issues that could cause poisoning from carbon monoxide.
Sunbeam Service Experts recommends replacing your 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. Fall is an excellent time to check your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and install or replace them if needed.
Included in a Precision tune-up from Sunbeam Service Experts, our experts 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 offering 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 specific HVAC equipment that can be earned throughout the rest of 2016.
To keep your family 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 complimentary in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and air conditioning system.