Can you smell that? The cinnamon pastries, the pumpkin spice lattes, the brisk air? Yes…fall is coming. Let’s get ready! Have you purchased your football tickets to your college team? Have you put away your tank tops 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 fireplaces, furnaces, stoves, and gas ranges. The odorless, colorless gas is commonly referred to as the silent killer because it’s practically undetectable unless you have a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be lethal to adults, children, and pets. Upwards of 20,000 people end up in the emergency room each year because of carbon monoxide poisoning. Usual CO poisoning symptoms include headache, dizziness, upset stomach, and weakness. Due to the fact that the symptoms seem like the flu, many people may not realize they could be very ill.
With cooler temperatures causing homeowners to start up their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning increases during the cold months while people are doing whatever they can to keep warm. When properly 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 the odorless and colorless gas.
Strogen's Service Experts says you should be replacing your home’s carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and testing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors monthly 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 running properly and check for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Strogen's Service Experts will be offering discounts on our heating and cooling Precision tune-ups to help homeowners 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 specific HVAC equipment that can be earned throughout the rest of 2016.
To keep your home 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 complimentary in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient HVAC system.