Can you smell that? The cinnamon pastries, the pumpkin spice lattes, the brisk air? Ahhh…fall is coming. Are you ready! Have you received your football tickets to your college team? Have you put away your swimsuits and sandals 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 gas ranges, stoves, furnaces, and fireplaces. The odorless and colorless gas is often called the silent killer because it’s essentially undetectable if you don’t have a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be deadly to adults, children, and pets. Upwards of 20,000 people visit the emergency room every year as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. Common CO poisoning symptoms consist of dizziness, headache, chest pain, and upset stomach. Since the symptoms mimic the flu, many people might not understand they could be very ill.
With the decrease in temperatures driving homeowners to turn on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning jumps during the cooler months while homeowners are doing whatever they can to keep comfortable. When properly installed by trained technicians, devices such as furnaces will safety express carbon monoxide out of the home, but your furnace should be serviced annually to verify there are no issues that could result in poisoning from carbon monoxide.
D.A. Bennett Service Experts suggests replacing your home’s carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and testing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors each month to ensure the batteries and alarm are functioning properly. Right now is the perfect time to inspect your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and invest in a new one in necessary.
Included in a Precision tune-up from D.A. Bennett Service Experts, our team will check your furnace to make sure it is functioning properly and check for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, D.A. Bennett Service Experts will be offering discounts on our heating and air conditioning Precision tune-ups to help homeowners make sure their furnace will operate safety and efficiently all through the cooler months. Homeowners can also look into 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 family safe and warm through the cold season, call D.A. Bennett Service Experts today at 518-205-3324to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a free in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and cooling system.