Do you smell that? The apple cider, the pumpkin spice lattes, the brisk air? Mmm…fall is coming. Are you ready! Have you bought your game tickets to your favorite team? Have you put away your shorts and sandals and pulled out your coats 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, as published by the CDC, is given off by fireplaces, furnaces, stoves, and gas ranges. The odorless, colorless gas is often called the silent killer because it’s practically undetectable without a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be fatal to children, adults, and pets. More than 20,000 people visit the emergency room annually as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. Common CO poisoning symptoms include 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 increases during the cold months while everyone is doing everything they can to keep warm. When appropriately installed by certified experts, devices such as furnaces will safety express carbon monoxide outdoors, but your furnace should be checked annually to make sure there are no issues that could cause poisoning from CO.
Knochelmann Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning says you should be replacing your carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and testing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors every month to ensure the batteries and alarm are functioning properly. Fall is an excellent time to check your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and invest in a new one in necessary.
With a Precision tune-up from Knochelmann Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning, our experts will check your furnace to make sure it is operating properly and inspect for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Knochelmann Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will be providing discounts on our HVAC Precision tune-ups to help people make sure their furnace will operate safety and efficiently throughout the upcoming cold season. You can also get 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 Heating & Air Conditioning today at 859-905-0834to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a complimentary in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient HVAC system.