Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and Save Money with Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning

September 03, 2016

Do you smell that? The cinnamon pastries, the pumpkin spice lattes, the leather footballs? Mmm…fall is coming. Let’s get ready! Have you received your season tickets to your alma mater? Have you put away your shorts and flip flops and pulled out your coats and boots? Have you changed your sheets from cotton to flannel to help you stay comfy when the temperatures drop?

Have you inspected your home’s carbon monoxide detector?

 Carbon monoxide detector

Carbon monoxide, according to the CDC, is generated by gas ranges, stoves, furnaces, and fireplaces. The colorless and odorless gas is often called the silent killer because it’s essentially undetectable if you don’t have a carbon monoxide detector.

Carbon monoxide poisoning can be lethal to pets, children, and adults. Over 20,000 people are taken to the emergency room annually as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. Usual CO poisoning symptoms are headache, dizziness, upset stomach, and weakness. Since the symptoms mimic the flu, many people may not recognize they could be extremely ill.

With the decrease in temperatures forcing homeowners to turn on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning jumps during the winter months while everyone is doing anything they can to stay warm. When appropriately installed by trained professionals, devices such as furnaces will safety express carbon monoxide outside, but your furnace should be inspected each year to make sure there are no issues that could cause poisoning from the odorless and colorless gas.

Service Experts suggests replacing your home’s carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and testing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors monthly to verify the batteries and alarm are working properly. Right now is an excellent time to inspect your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and replace or install them if necessary.

Included in a Precision tune-up from Service Experts , our technicians will test your furnace to make sure it is functioning properly and check for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Service Experts will be giving discounts on our heating and cooling Precision tune-ups to help families make sure their furnace will operate 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 family safe and warm all winter, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today at 330-235-1260to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a complimentary in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and cooling system.