Can you smell that? The cinnamon pastries, the pumpkin spice lattes, the brisk air? Ahhh…fall is coming. Time to get ready! Have you bought your game tickets to your college team? Have you put away your shorts and wedges and pulled out your cardigans and boots? Have you swapped your cotton sheets for flannel ones to help you stay cozy when the temperatures drop?
Have you examined your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, as told by the CDC, is given off by gas ranges, stoves, furnaces, and fireplaces. The colorless and odorless gas is often called the silent killer because it’s practically undetectable unless you have a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be lethal to adults, children, and pets. Upwards of 20,000 people are taken to the emergency room each year due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Typical CO poisoning symptoms are headache, dizziness, upset stomach, and weakness. Due to the fact that the symptoms imitate the flu, many people do not understand they could be extremely ill.
With the drop in temperatures causing homeowners to switch on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning spikes during the cooler months while everyone is doing anything they can to stay comfortable. When appropriately installed by trained professionals, equipment such as furnaces will safety release carbon monoxide outdoors, but your furnace should be checked annually to make sure there are no issues that could cause poisoning from CO.
D & K Heating Service Experts suggests replacing your home’s 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. Fall is the ideal time to check your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and install or replace them if needed.
With a Precision tune-up from D & K Heating Service Experts, our technicians will check your furnace to make sure it is functioning properly and look for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, D & K Heating Service Experts will be offering discounts on our heating and air conditioning Precision tune-ups to help families 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 until the end of 2016.
To keep your family safe and warm through the cold season, call D & K Heating Service Experts today at 613-707-2421to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a complimentary in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and cooling system.