Do you smell that? The apple cider, the pumpkin spice lattes, the brisk air? Ahhh…fall is coming. Time to get ready! Have you bought your football tickets to your alma mater? Have you put away your tank tops and sandals and pulled out your coats and boots? Have you swapped your cotton sheets for flannel ones to help you stay cozy when the cold sets in?
Have you examined your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, as told 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 virtually undetectable unless you have a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be lethal to pets, children, and adults. Over 20,000 people end up in the emergency room each year because of carbon monoxide poisoning. Common CO poisoning symptoms include headache, dizziness, upset stomach, and weakness. Because the symptoms imitate the flu, many people may not realize they could be seriously ill.
With cooler temperatures driving homeowners to switch on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning spikes during the winter months while everyone is doing whatever they can to stay comfortable. When properly installed by licensed professionals, devices such as furnaces will safety express carbon monoxide outside, but your furnace should be serviced each year to make sure there are no issues that could result in poisoning from CO.
Atmostemp Service Experts says you should be replacing your home’s carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and assessing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors every month to verify the batteries and alarm are working properly. Today is the ideal time to check your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and replace or install them if necessary.
With a Precision tune-up from Atmostemp Service Experts, our experts will check your furnace to make sure it is running properly and inspect for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Atmostemp Service Experts will be offering discounts on our heating and cooling Precision tune-ups to help families make sure their furnace will operate 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 through the end of 2016.
To keep your family safe and warm through the cooler months, call Atmostemp Service Experts today at 856-310-4824to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a no-charge in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient HVAC system.