Do you smell that? The cinnamon pastries, the pumpkin spice lattes, the leather footballs? Ahhh…fall is coming. Time to get ready! Have you bought your game tickets to your favorite team? 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 comfy when the temperatures drop?
Have you checked your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, as told by the CDC, is generated by stoves, fireplaces, gas ranges, and furnaces. The odorless and colorless gas is commonly referred to as the silent killer because it’s essentially undetectable unless you have a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be fatal to children, adults, 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. Since the symptoms imitate 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 increases during the cold months while people are doing everything they can to keep comfortable. When correctly installed by certified experts, 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 produce poisoning from carbon monoxide.
Midland Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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 invest in a new one in necessary.
As part of a Precision tune-up from Midland Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, our experts will test your furnace to make sure it is functioning properly and inspect for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Midland Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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 through the end of 2016.
To keep your family safe and warm through the cooler months, call Midland Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today at 803-399-7208to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a free in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient HVAC system.