Do you smell that? The bonfires, the pumpkin spice lattes, the brisk air? Ahhh…fall is coming. Time to get ready! Have you purchased your season tickets to your favorite team? Have you put away your shorts and flip flops and pulled out your sweaters and boots? Have you swapped your cotton sheets for flannel ones to help you stay warm when the cold sets in?
Have you tested your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, according to the CDC, is produced by gas ranges, stoves, furnaces, and fireplaces. The odorless, 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 deadly to children, adults, and pets. Upwards of 20,000 people end up in the emergency room every year because of carbon monoxide poisoning. Common CO poisoning symptoms include dizziness and/or weakness, headache, and upset stomach. Since the symptoms imitate the flu, many people might not realize they could be gravely ill.
With the drop in temperatures forcing homeowners to turn on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning increases during the cold months while everyone is doing whatever they can to stay comfortable. When correctly installed by trained experts, appliances such as furnaces will safety vent carbon monoxide outdoors, but your furnace should be checked annually to make sure there are no issues that could cause poisoning from carbon monoxide.
Eveready recommends replacing your carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and testing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors monthly to verify the batteries and alarm are functioning properly. Fall is the perfect time to inspect your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and install or replace them if needed.
With a Precision tune-up from Eveready , our experts will inspect your furnace to make sure it is running properly and inspect for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Eveready will be giving discounts on our HVAC Precision tune-ups to help people make sure their furnace will run safety and efficiently throughout the upcoming cold season. You can also get U.S. governmental tax credits of up to $500 for qualifying HVAC equipment that can be earned through the end of 2016.
To keep your loved ones safe and warm all winter, call Eveready Service Experts today at 804-548-4480to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a free in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and cooling system.