Smell that? The bonfires, the pumpkin spice lattes, the brisk air? Yes…fall is coming. Are you ready! Have you bought your game tickets to your favorite 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 temperatures drop?
Have you inspected your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, according to the CDC, is given off by stoves, fireplaces, gas ranges, and furnaces. The colorless and odorless gas is often called the silent killer because it’s practically undetectable without a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be fatal to adults, children, and pets. More than 20,000 people visit the emergency room annually as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. Common CO poisoning symptoms consist of headache, dizziness, upset stomach, and weakness. Due to the fact that the symptoms seem like the flu, many people might not realize they could be seriously ill.
With cooler temperatures driving homeowners to switch on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning spikes during the cold months while everyone is doing whatever they can to keep warm. When appropriately installed by licensed professionals, devices such as furnaces will safety express carbon monoxide outside, but your furnace should be inspected annually to confirm there are no issues that could result in poisoning from CO.
Knochelmann says you should be replacing your carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and checking your carbon monoxide and fire detectors every month to confirm the batteries and alarm are functioning properly. Right now is an excellent time to test your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and install or replace them if needed.
As part of a Precision tune-up from Knochelmann , our experts will test your furnace to make sure it is running properly and inspect for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Knochelmann will be providing discounts on our heating and cooling Precision tune-ups to help people make sure their furnace will operate safety and efficiently all through the cooler months. There are also 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 loved ones safe and warm through the cold season, call Knochelmann Service Experts today at 859-905-0834to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a free in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient HVAC system.