Do you smell that? The cinnamon pastries, the pumpkin spice lattes, the dry leaves? Yes…fall is coming. Time to get ready! Have you received your game tickets to your alma mater? Have you put away your tank tops and flip flops and pulled out your coats and boots? Have you changed your sheets from cotton to flannel to help you stay comfy when the cold sets in?
Have you inspected your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, as published by the CDC, is produced by gas ranges, stoves, furnaces, and fireplaces. The odorless and colorless gas is known as the silent killer because it’s essentially undetectable if you don’t have a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be lethal to children, adults, and pets. More than 20,000 people visit the emergency room every year as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. Typical CO poisoning symptoms consist of headache, dizziness, upset stomach, and weakness. Since the symptoms seem like the flu, many people do not realize they could be seriously ill.
With the drop in temperatures driving homeowners to start up their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning increases during the cooler months while homeowners are doing everything they can to keep warm. When appropriately installed by trained experts, equipment such as furnaces will safety release carbon monoxide outside, but your furnace should be inspected each year to confirm there are no issues that could result in poisoning from the odorless and colorless gas.
Strand Brothers Service Experts suggests replacing household carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and checking your carbon monoxide and fire detectors each month to confirm the batteries and alarm are working properly. Today is the perfect time to test your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and replace or install them if necessary.
As part of a Precision tune-up from Strand Brothers Service Experts, our experts will test your furnace to make sure it is operating properly and check for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Strand Brothers Service Experts will be providing discounts on our heating and cooling Precision tune-ups to help homeowners 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 until the end of 2016.
To keep your loved ones safe and warm through the cold season, call Strand Brothers Service Experts today at 512-592-3072 to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a complimentary in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and air conditioning system.