Can you smell that? The cinnamon pastries, the pumpkin spice lattes, the brisk air? Mmm…fall is coming. Let’s get ready! Have you purchased your football tickets to your alma mater? Have you put away your shorts and sandals and pulled out your cardigans and boots? Have you replaced your cotton sheets with flannel sheets to help you stay cozy when the temperatures drop?
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 known as the silent killer because it’s practically undetectable unless you have a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be lethal to children, adults, and pets. Upwards of 20,000 people end up in the emergency room each year because of carbon monoxide poisoning. Usual CO poisoning symptoms consist of headache, dizziness, upset stomach, and weakness. Due to the fact that the symptoms seem like the flu, many people may not understand they could be gravely ill.
With cooler temperatures forcing homeowners to start up their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning spikes during the cold months while people are doing everything they can to keep warm. When correctly installed by certified experts, appliances such as furnaces will safety release carbon monoxide out of the home, but your furnace should be serviced yearly to verify there are no issues that could result in poisoning from CO.
Strogen's Service Experts says you should be replacing your home’s carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and checking your carbon monoxide and fire detectors each month to ensure the batteries and alarm are operating properly. Fall is the ideal time to inspect your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and replace or install them if necessary.
Included in a Precision tune-up from Strogen's Service Experts, our experts will inspect your furnace to make sure it is operating properly and check for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Strogen's Service Experts will be giving discounts on our HVAC Precision tune-ups to help homeowners make sure their furnace will operate safety and efficiently throughout the upcoming cold season. There are also U.S. governmental tax credits of up to $500 for specific HVAC equipment that can be earned throughout the rest of 2016.
To keep your family safe and warm through the cooler months, call Strogen's Service Experts today at 603-923-4570to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a free in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and cooling system.