Smell that? The bonfires, the pumpkin spice lattes, the brisk air? Ahhh…fall is coming. Are you ready! Have you bought your football tickets to your college team? Have you put away your tank tops and sandals and pulled out your sweaters and boots? Have you swapped your cotton sheets for flannel ones to help you stay cozy when the temperatures drop?
Have you examined your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, as told by the CDC, is generated by gas ranges, stoves, furnaces, and fireplaces. The colorless and odorless gas is commonly referred to 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. More than 20,000 people visit the emergency room each year because of carbon monoxide poisoning. Common CO poisoning symptoms consist of headache, dizziness, upset stomach, and weakness. Because the symptoms mimic the flu, many people might not realize they could be seriously ill.
With the decrease in temperatures driving homeowners to switch on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning spikes during the cooler months while people are doing whatever they can to stay comfortable. When properly installed by certified professionals, devices such as furnaces will safety express carbon monoxide outside, but your furnace should be serviced annually to make sure there are no issues that could cause poisoning from CO.
Atmostemp Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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 operating properly. Today is the ideal time to test your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and replace or install them if necessary.
With a Precision tune-up from Atmostemp Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, our experts will test your furnace to make sure it is operating properly and inspect for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Atmostemp Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will be offering discounts on our HVAC Precision tune-ups to help families make sure their furnace will operate safety and efficiently through the winter. There are also 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 home safe and warm through the cooler months, call Atmostemp Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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.