Can you smell that? The cinnamon pastries, the pumpkin spice lattes, the leather footballs? Yes…fall is coming. Time to get ready! Have you purchased your game tickets to your favorite team? Have you put away your tank tops and flip flops and pulled out your sweaters and boots? Have you changed your sheets from cotton to flannel to help you stay cozy when the temperatures drop?
Have you tested your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, according to the CDC, is produced by gas ranges, stoves, furnaces, and fireplaces. The odorless, colorless gas is often called the silent killer because it’s essentially undetectable without a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be fatal to adults, children, and pets. Over 20,000 people visit the emergency room each year because of carbon monoxide poisoning. Common CO poisoning symptoms include dizziness, headache, chest pain, and upset stomach. Because the symptoms seem like the flu, many people do not realize they could be gravely ill.
With the decrease in temperatures forcing homeowners to switch on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning spikes during the cooler months while homeowners are doing whatever they can to stay comfortable. When appropriately installed by trained experts, appliances such as furnaces will safety vent carbon monoxide outside, but your furnace should be checked each year to confirm there are no issues that could produce poisoning from the odorless and colorless gas.
Wesley Wood suggests replacing your home’s carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and testing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors monthly to verify the batteries and alarm are functioning properly. Right now is the perfect time to test your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and invest in a new one in necessary.
With a Precision tune-up from Wesley Wood , our team will check your furnace to make sure it is operating properly and look for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Wesley Wood will be giving discounts on our HVAC Precision tune-ups to help people make sure their furnace will run safety and efficiently all through the cooler months. There are also U.S. governmental tax credits of up to $500 for certain HVAC equipment that can be earned until the end of 2016.
To keep your home 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 heating and cooling system.