Do you smell that? The cinnamon pastries, the pumpkin spice lattes, the brisk air? Mmm…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 changed your sheets from cotton to flannel to help you stay cozy when the cold sets in?
Have you checked your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, according to 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 adults, children, and pets. Upwards of 20,000 people visit the emergency room annually due to 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 causing homeowners to start up their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning increases during the cold months while homeowners are doing whatever they can to stay comfortable. When correctly installed by certified experts, equipment 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 suggests replacing household carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and assessing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors each month to ensure the batteries and alarm are functioning properly. Right now is an excellent 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 Falso , our technicians will inspect your furnace to make sure it is operating properly and look for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Falso will be offering discounts on our HVAC Precision tune-ups to help homeowners make sure their furnace will function safety and efficiently through the winter. There are also U.S. governmental tax credits of up to $500 for specific HVAC equipment that can be earned until the end of 2016.
To keep your home safe and warm all winter, call Falso Service Experts today at 315-313-6531to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a free in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and cooling system.