Do you smell that? The apple cider, the pumpkin spice lattes, the leather footballs? Yes…fall is coming. Let’s get ready! Have you purchased your season tickets to your alma mater? Have you put away your shorts and wedges and pulled out your coats and boots? Have you replaced your cotton sheets with flannel sheets to help you stay cozy when the temperatures drop?
Have you inspected 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 known as the silent killer because it’s essentially undetectable without a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be lethal to children, adults, and pets. Over 20,000 people end up in the emergency room annually due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Usual CO poisoning symptoms consist of dizziness and/or weakness, headache, and upset stomach. Because the symptoms imitate the flu, many people might not recognize they could be seriously ill.
With the drop in temperatures forcing homeowners to start up their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning spikes during the winter months while everyone is doing everything they can to stay comfortable. When properly installed by licensed professionals, 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 produce poisoning from the odorless and colorless gas.
Broad Ripple Service Experts recommends replacing your carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and assessing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors every month to ensure the batteries and alarm are operating properly. Fall is the ideal time to test your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and invest in a new one in necessary.
As part of a Precision tune-up from Broad Ripple Service Experts, our technicians will inspect your furnace to make sure it is operating properly and inspect for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Broad Ripple Service Experts will be giving discounts on our heating and air conditioning Precision tune-ups to help families make sure their furnace will function safety and efficiently all through the cooler months. 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 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 HVAC system.