Can you smell that? The bonfires, the pumpkin spice lattes, the leather footballs? Mmm…fall is coming. Are you ready! Have you purchased your season tickets to your favorite 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 comfy when the cold sets in?
Have you examined your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, as published by the CDC, is given off by fireplaces, furnaces, stoves, and gas ranges. The odorless and colorless gas is known as the silent killer because it’s virtually undetectable unless you have a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be lethal to children, adults, and pets. Upwards of 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. Because the symptoms seem like the flu, many people may not recognize they could be seriously ill.
With cooler temperatures causing homeowners to switch on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning spikes during the winter months while everyone is doing anything they can to keep comfortable. When correctly installed by licensed technicians, devices such as furnaces will safety vent carbon monoxide outside, but your furnace should be inspected yearly to confirm there are no issues that could result in poisoning from carbon monoxide.
Peitz suggests replacing household carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and testing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors each month to ensure the batteries and alarm are working properly. Fall is the perfect time to check your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and invest in a new one in necessary.
Included in a Precision tune-up from Peitz , our team will inspect your furnace to make sure it is running properly and look for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Peitz will be providing discounts on our HVAC Precision tune-ups to help families make sure their furnace will run safety and efficiently through the winter. 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 loved ones safe and warm all winter, call Peitz Service Experts today at 605-223-0307to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a free in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and air conditioning system.