Can you smell that? The apple cider, the pumpkin spice lattes, the dry leaves? Mmm…fall is coming. Let’s get ready! Have you bought your game tickets to your alma mater? Have you put away your swimsuits and flip flops and pulled out your coats and boots? Have you swapped your cotton sheets for flannel ones 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 colorless and odorless gas is commonly referred to as the silent killer because it’s essentially undetectable unless you have a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be fatal to adults, children, and pets. Over 20,000 people visit the emergency room annually due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Usual CO poisoning symptoms consist of headache, dizziness, upset stomach, and weakness. Since the symptoms seem like the flu, many people may not realize they could be seriously ill.
With cooler temperatures causing homeowners to turn on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning jumps during the winter months while people are doing everything they can to stay comfortable. When appropriately installed by certified technicians, equipment such as furnaces will safety express carbon monoxide outdoors, but your furnace should be checked yearly to confirm there are no issues that could produce poisoning from CO.
Pardee Service Experts suggests replacing household carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and checking your carbon monoxide and fire detectors each month to confirm the batteries and alarm are working properly. Right now is the ideal time to inspect your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and install or replace them if needed.
With a Precision tune-up from Pardee Service Experts, our technicians will inspect your furnace to make sure it is running properly and inspect for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Pardee Service Experts will be giving discounts on our HVAC Precision tune-ups to help families 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 through the cold season, 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.