Smell that? The apple cider, the pumpkin spice lattes, the leather footballs? Mmm…fall is coming. Let’s get ready! Have you purchased your season tickets to your alma mater? Have you put away your tank tops and wedges and pulled out your sweaters and boots? Have you replaced your cotton sheets with flannel sheets to help you stay warm when the temperatures drop?
Have you tested your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, as told by the CDC, is generated by fireplaces, furnaces, stoves, and gas ranges. The odorless and colorless gas is commonly referred to as the silent killer because it’s essentially undetectable if you don’t have a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be lethal to children, adults, and pets. More than 20,000 people end up in the emergency room every year due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Usual CO poisoning symptoms include dizziness and/or weakness, headache, and upset stomach. Since the symptoms mimic the flu, many people might not recognize they could be seriously ill.
With the drop in temperatures causing homeowners to start up their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning spikes during the cooler months while everyone is doing whatever they can to stay comfortable. When correctly installed by licensed experts, devices such as furnaces will safety express 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.
Broad Ripple suggests replacing household carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and assessing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors every month to confirm the batteries and alarm are working properly. Right now is the ideal time to test your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and install or replace them if needed.
With a Precision tune-up from Broad Ripple , our technicians will inspect your furnace to make sure it is running properly and inspect for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Broad Ripple will be offering discounts on our heating and air conditioning 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 throughout the rest of 2016.
To keep your loved ones safe and warm through the cold season, call Broad Ripple Service Experts today at 317-527-0271to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a free in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and cooling system.