Smell that? The bonfires, the pumpkin spice lattes, the dry leaves? Ahhh…fall is coming. Time to get ready! Have you bought 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 cooler temperatures arrive?
Have you tested your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, as told by the CDC, is given off by gas ranges, stoves, furnaces, and fireplaces. The odorless, colorless gas is known as the silent killer because it’s practically undetectable without a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be lethal to pets, children, and adults. Upwards of 20,000 people are taken to the emergency room each year due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Typical CO poisoning symptoms consist of headache, dizziness, upset stomach, and weakness. Since the symptoms imitate the flu, many people may not recognize they could be seriously ill.
With cooler temperatures causing homeowners to start up their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning increases during the cooler months while people are doing anything they can to stay warm. When correctly installed by trained professionals, devices such as furnaces will safety vent carbon monoxide outdoors, but your furnace should be inspected each year to make sure there are no issues that could produce poisoning from the odorless and colorless gas.
TML Service Experts says you should be replacing household carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and testing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors every month to verify the batteries and alarm are functioning properly. Fall is an excellent time to check your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and replace or install them if necessary.
As part of a Precision tune-up from TML Service Experts, our experts will test your furnace to make sure it is functioning properly and look for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, TML Service Experts will be giving discounts on our heating and air conditioning Precision tune-ups to help people make sure their furnace will run safety and efficiently throughout the upcoming cold season. There are also U.S. governmental tax credits of up to $500 for specific HVAC equipment that can be earned until the end of 2016.
To keep your family safe and warm through the cold season, call TML Service Experts today at 208-488-4892to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a free in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and cooling system.