Do you smell that? The apple cider, the pumpkin spice lattes, the brisk air? Ahhh…fall is coming. Time to get ready! Have you purchased your season tickets to your college team? Have you put away your swimsuits and flip flops and pulled out your sweaters and boots? Have you replaced your cotton sheets with flannel sheets to help you stay cozy when the temperatures drop?
Have you checked your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, as published by the CDC, is generated by fireplaces, furnaces, stoves, and gas ranges. The colorless and odorless gas is often called the silent killer because it’s essentially undetectable unless you have a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be lethal to adults, children, and pets. More than 20,000 people end up in the emergency room each year as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. Typical CO poisoning symptoms include dizziness and/or weakness, headache, and upset stomach. Since the symptoms mimic the flu, many people may not realize they could be very ill.
With cooler temperatures driving homeowners to start up their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning jumps during the cooler months while people are doing whatever they can to stay comfortable. When properly installed by trained experts, equipment such as furnaces will safety express carbon monoxide out of the home, but your furnace should be checked annually to confirm there are no issues that could result in poisoning from carbon monoxide.
Bryant says you should be replacing your carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and checking your carbon monoxide and fire detectors monthly to ensure the batteries and alarm are working properly. Today is an excellent time to check your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and install or replace them if needed.
Included in a Precision tune-up from Bryant , our experts will inspect your furnace to make sure it is operating properly and check for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Bryant will be offering discounts on our HVAC Precision tune-ups to help homeowners make sure their furnace will function 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 home safe and warm through the cold season, call Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts today at 226-773-3357to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a complimentary in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and air conditioning system.