Can you smell that? The bonfires, the pumpkin spice lattes, the brisk air? Ahhh…fall is coming. Time to get ready! Have you purchased your game tickets to your favorite team? Have you put away your swimsuits and wedges and pulled out your sweaters and boots? Have you swapped your cotton sheets for flannel ones to help you stay cozy when the temperatures drop?
Have you checked your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, according to the CDC, is produced by stoves, fireplaces, gas ranges, and furnaces. 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. More than 20,000 people are taken to the emergency room every year as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. Common CO poisoning symptoms consist of headache, dizziness, upset stomach, and weakness. 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 spikes during the winter months while people are doing everything they can to keep warm. When appropriately installed by certified technicians, devices such as furnaces will safety release carbon monoxide outdoors, but your furnace should be serviced annually to confirm there are no issues that could produce poisoning from the odorless and colorless gas.
Freschi says you should be replacing household carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and assessing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors monthly to verify the batteries and alarm are operating properly. Right now is an excellent time to check your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and install or replace them if needed.
With a Precision tune-up from Freschi , our team will inspect your furnace to make sure it is running properly and inspect for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Freschi will be offering discounts on our HVAC Precision tune-ups to help families make sure their furnace will operate safety and efficiently through the winter. There are also 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 family safe and warm all winter, call Freschi Service Experts today at 925-384-1303to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a complimentary in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient HVAC system.