Smell that? The cinnamon pastries, the pumpkin spice lattes, the leather footballs? Ahhh…fall is coming. Time to get ready! Have you purchased your season tickets to your favorite team? Have you put away your shorts and sandals and pulled out your coats and boots? Have you changed your sheets from cotton to flannel to help you stay comfy when the temperatures drop?
Have you checked your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, as told by the CDC, is produced by fireplaces, furnaces, stoves, and gas ranges. The odorless and colorless gas is known as the silent killer because it’s virtually undetectable unless you have a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be deadly to adults, children, and pets. Upwards of 20,000 people end up in the emergency room each year as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. Usual CO poisoning symptoms are dizziness and/or weakness, headache, and upset stomach. Because the symptoms mimic the flu, many people do not recognize they could be gravely ill.
With the decrease in temperatures driving homeowners to switch on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning spikes during the cold months while people are doing everything they can to keep comfortable. When correctly installed by licensed professionals, devices such as furnaces will safety express carbon monoxide outdoors, but your furnace should be serviced each year to confirm there are no issues that could produce poisoning from carbon monoxide.
Midland Air says you should be replacing your carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and testing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors every month to confirm the batteries and alarm are functioning properly. Today is an excellent time to check your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and install or replace them if needed.
With a Precision tune-up from Midland Air , our experts will check your furnace to make sure it is functioning properly and inspect for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Midland Air will be providing discounts on our heating and cooling Precision tune-ups to help homeowners 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 qualifying HVAC equipment that can be earned until the end of 2016.
To keep your home safe and warm through the cooler months, call Midland Air Service Experts today at 803-399-7208to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a complimentary in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and cooling system.