Do you smell that? The apple cider, the pumpkin spice lattes, the leather footballs? Ahhh…fall is coming. Time to get ready! Have you purchased your game tickets to your college team? Have you put away your tank tops and flip flops and pulled out your sweaters and boots? Have you swapped your cotton sheets for flannel ones 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 colorless and odorless gas is commonly referred to 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 as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. Typical CO poisoning symptoms consist of dizziness, headache, chest pain, and upset stomach. Since the symptoms mimic the flu, many people might not recognize they could be seriously ill.
With cooler temperatures causing homeowners to turn on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning increases during the cooler months while everyone is doing anything they can to stay warm. When correctly installed by trained professionals, devices such as furnaces will safety release carbon monoxide outside, but your furnace should be checked each year to make sure there are no issues that could produce poisoning from the odorless and colorless gas.
TML 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 , our technicians will check your furnace to make sure it is functioning properly and look for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, TML 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. You can also get 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 all winter, call TML Service Experts today at 208-488-4892to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a complimentary in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient HVAC system.