Smell that? The cinnamon pastries, the pumpkin spice lattes, the brisk air? Yes…fall is coming. Are you ready! Have you received your football tickets to your alma mater? Have you put away your swimsuits and wedges and pulled out your cardigans and boots? Have you swapped your cotton sheets for flannel ones to help you stay cozy when the temperatures drop?
Have you checked your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, as published by the CDC, is produced by gas ranges, stoves, furnaces, and fireplaces. The colorless and odorless gas is known as the silent killer because it’s practically undetectable without a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be lethal to children, adults, and pets. Upwards of 20,000 people visit the emergency room annually as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. Usual CO poisoning symptoms are dizziness and/or weakness, headache, and upset stomach. Since the symptoms mimic the flu, many people do not realize they could be seriously ill.
With the drop in temperatures forcing homeowners to start up their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning spikes during the cold months while homeowners are doing everything they can to stay comfortable. When properly installed by certified professionals, appliances such as furnaces will safety release carbon monoxide outside, but your furnace should be checked each year to verify there are no issues that could cause poisoning from carbon monoxide.
Falso Service Experts suggests replacing your carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and assessing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors each month to confirm the batteries and alarm are functioning properly. Fall is an excellent time to test your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and install or replace them if needed.
With a Precision tune-up from Falso Service Experts, our experts will inspect your furnace to make sure it is running properly and look for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Falso Service Experts will be giving discounts on our heating and cooling Precision tune-ups to help families make sure their furnace will function safety and efficiently through the winter. You can also get U.S. governmental tax credits of up to $500 for qualifying HVAC equipment that can be earned until the end of 2016.
To keep your home safe and warm through the cold season, call Falso Service Experts today at 315-313-6531to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a complimentary in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient HVAC system.