Can you smell that? The apple cider, the pumpkin spice lattes, the brisk air? Ahhh…fall is coming. Are you ready! Have you bought your season tickets to your favorite team? Have you put away your swimsuits and wedges 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 checked your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, as published by the CDC, is generated by fireplaces, furnaces, stoves, and gas ranges. The colorless and odorless gas is known as the silent killer because it’s essentially undetectable without a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be fatal to pets, children, and adults. Over 20,000 people are taken to the emergency room every year due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Common CO poisoning symptoms include dizziness, headache, chest pain, and upset stomach. Due to the fact that the symptoms imitate the flu, many people might not understand they could be extremely ill.
With the drop in temperatures driving homeowners to switch on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning increases during the winter months while people are doing whatever they can to keep comfortable. When appropriately installed by licensed technicians, devices such as furnaces will safety vent carbon monoxide outside, but your furnace should be serviced annually to make sure there are no issues that could produce poisoning from CO.
Freschi Service Experts says you should be replacing your carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and assessing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors each month to verify the batteries and alarm are working properly. Fall is an excellent time to test your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and invest in a new one in necessary.
With a Precision tune-up from Freschi Service Experts, our team will inspect your furnace to make sure it is running properly and inspect for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Freschi Service Experts will be offering discounts on our HVAC Precision tune-ups to help families 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 certain HVAC equipment that can be earned until the end of 2016.
To keep your home safe and warm through the cold season, call Freschi Service Experts today at 925-384-1303to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a free in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient HVAC system.