Do you smell that? The bonfires, the pumpkin spice lattes, the dry leaves? Ahhh…fall is coming. Let’s get ready! Have you received your game tickets to your alma mater? Have you put away your tank tops 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 cold sets in?
Have you examined your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, as told by the CDC, is generated by stoves, fireplaces, gas ranges, and furnaces. The colorless and odorless gas is commonly referred to as the silent killer because it’s practically undetectable if you don’t have a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be deadly to adults, children, and pets. Upwards of 20,000 people visit the emergency room every year because of carbon monoxide poisoning. Common CO poisoning symptoms consist of dizziness and/or weakness, headache, and upset stomach. Because the symptoms imitate the flu, many people do not realize they could be extremely ill.
With cooler temperatures forcing homeowners to start up their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning increases during the cooler months while everyone is doing everything they can to stay warm. When properly installed by licensed professionals, appliances such as furnaces will safety vent carbon monoxide outside, but your furnace should be serviced each year to confirm there are no issues that could result in poisoning from the odorless and colorless gas.
Comfortech suggests replacing household carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and assessing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors monthly to ensure the batteries and alarm are operating properly. Right now is the perfect time to test your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and replace or install them if necessary.
With a Precision tune-up from Comfortech , our experts will check your furnace to make sure it is running properly and check for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Comfortech 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 through the end of 2016.
To keep your family safe and warm through the cold season, call Comfortech Service Experts today at 601-852-3105to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a no-charge in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and air conditioning system.