Can you smell that? The cinnamon pastries, the pumpkin spice lattes, the leather footballs? Yes…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 flip flops and pulled out your coats and boots? Have you changed your sheets from cotton to flannel to help you stay cozy when the cold sets in?
Have you tested your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, as published by the CDC, is produced by gas ranges, stoves, furnaces, and fireplaces. The odorless, colorless gas is often called the silent killer because it’s virtually undetectable without a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be deadly to adults, children, and pets. More than 20,000 people visit the emergency room each year because of carbon monoxide poisoning. Typical CO poisoning symptoms include headache, dizziness, upset stomach, and weakness. Since the symptoms seem like the flu, many people do not understand they could be very ill.
With cooler temperatures causing homeowners to switch on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning spikes during the cooler months while homeowners are doing everything they can to stay comfortable. When appropriately installed by trained experts, equipment such as furnaces will safety vent carbon monoxide outdoors, but your furnace should be inspected each year to confirm there are no issues that could produce poisoning from the odorless and colorless gas.
Wesley Wood Service Experts suggests replacing your home’s carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and testing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors each month to verify the batteries and alarm are functioning properly. Fall is the perfect time to test your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and install or replace them if needed.
With a Precision tune-up from Wesley Wood Service Experts, our team will check your furnace to make sure it is running properly and check for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Wesley Wood Service Experts will be giving discounts on our HVAC Precision tune-ups to help people make sure their furnace will operate safety and efficiently throughout the upcoming cold season. 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 Wesley Wood Service Experts today at 484-401-7577to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a no-charge in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient HVAC system.