Smell that? The bonfires, the pumpkin spice lattes, the dry leaves? Mmm…fall is coming. Are you ready! Have you received your game tickets to your college team? Have you put away your shorts 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 cooler temperatures arrive?
Have you inspected your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, as published by the CDC, is produced by gas ranges, stoves, furnaces, and fireplaces. The odorless and colorless gas is known as the silent killer because it’s virtually undetectable unless you have a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be lethal to children, adults, and pets. Upwards of 20,000 people visit the emergency room each year due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Usual CO poisoning symptoms are headache, dizziness, upset stomach, and weakness. Because the symptoms imitate the flu, many people do not understand they could be gravely ill.
With the decrease in temperatures driving homeowners to start up their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning spikes during the winter months while everyone is doing everything they can to keep warm. When appropriately installed by trained experts, appliances such as furnaces will safety release carbon monoxide outside, but your furnace should be inspected each year to make sure there are no issues that could produce poisoning from the odorless and colorless gas.
Jack Nelson recommends replacing household carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and testing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors every month to verify the batteries and alarm are functioning properly. Today is the ideal time to inspect your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and replace or install them if necessary.
Included in a Precision tune-up from Jack Nelson , our technicians will test your furnace to make sure it is operating properly and inspect for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Jack Nelson will be offering discounts on our HVAC Precision tune-ups to help people make sure their furnace will run safety and efficiently all through the cooler months. Homeowners can also look into U.S. governmental tax credits of up to $500 for specific HVAC equipment that can be earned through the end of 2016.
To keep your family safe and warm through the cooler months, call Jack Nelson Service Experts today at 918-212-8927to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a free in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and cooling system.