Can you smell that? The apple cider, the pumpkin spice lattes, the leather footballs? Yes…fall is coming. Time to get ready! Have you bought 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, according to 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 adults, children, and pets. Upwards of 20,000 people end up in 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 may not recognize they could be seriously ill.
With cooler temperatures forcing homeowners to switch on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning increases during the cooler months while everyone is doing anything they can to keep warm. When correctly installed by licensed technicians, devices such as furnaces will safety vent carbon monoxide outdoors, but your furnace should be checked yearly to make sure there are no issues that could result in poisoning from carbon monoxide.
Peitz Service Experts suggests replacing household carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and checking your carbon monoxide and fire detectors monthly to ensure the batteries and alarm are operating properly. Fall is the ideal time to test your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and invest in a new one in necessary.
Included in a Precision tune-up from Peitz Service Experts, our team will inspect your furnace to make sure it is running properly and check for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Peitz Service Experts will be providing discounts on our HVAC Precision tune-ups to help homeowners make sure their furnace will run safety and efficiently through the winter. You can also get U.S. governmental tax credits of up to $500 for qualifying 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.