Can you smell that? The bonfires, the pumpkin spice lattes, the dry leaves? Mmm…fall is coming. Let’s get ready! Have you purchased your game tickets to your alma mater? Have you put away your swimsuits and sandals and pulled out your coats and boots? Have you changed your sheets from cotton to flannel to help you stay warm when the temperatures drop?
Have you inspected your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, as published by the CDC, is generated by gas ranges, stoves, furnaces, and fireplaces. The odorless, colorless gas is known as the silent killer because it’s essentially undetectable unless you have a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be deadly to adults, children, and pets. More than 20,000 people visit the emergency room every year as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. Usual CO poisoning symptoms include headache, dizziness, upset stomach, and weakness. Since the symptoms seem like the flu, many people might not understand they could be seriously ill.
With the decrease in temperatures forcing homeowners to start up their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning jumps during the cooler months while people are doing whatever they can to stay comfortable. When appropriately installed by licensed technicians, appliances such as furnaces will safety express carbon monoxide outdoors, but your furnace should be inspected yearly to make sure there are no issues that could produce poisoning from the odorless and colorless gas.
Pardee recommends replacing household carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and checking your carbon monoxide and fire detectors each month to ensure the batteries and alarm are working properly. Right now is the perfect time to inspect your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and invest in a new one in necessary.
As part of a Precision tune-up from Pardee , our technicians will inspect your furnace to make sure it is running properly and inspect for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Pardee will be offering discounts on our HVAC Precision tune-ups to help homeowners make sure their furnace will run safety and efficiently all through the cooler months. Homeowners can also look into U.S. governmental tax credits of up to $500 for certain HVAC equipment that can be earned throughout the rest of 2016.
To keep your loved ones safe and warm all winter, call Pardee Service Experts today at 843-410-6103to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a free in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and cooling system.