Do you smell that? The bonfires, the pumpkin spice lattes, the leather footballs? Yes…fall is coming. Let’s get ready! Have you bought your game tickets to your favorite team? Have you put away your tank tops and flip flops and pulled out your cardigans and boots? Have you swapped your cotton sheets for flannel ones to help you stay warm when the cooler temperatures arrive?
Have you inspected your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, according to the CDC, is produced by gas ranges, stoves, furnaces, and fireplaces. The colorless and odorless gas is commonly referred to as the silent killer because it’s essentially undetectable unless you have a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be deadly to children, adults, and pets. More than 20,000 people end up in the emergency room every year because of carbon monoxide poisoning. Typical CO poisoning symptoms consist of headache, dizziness, upset stomach, and weakness. Due to the fact that the symptoms mimic the flu, many people may not recognize they could be seriously ill.
With the drop in temperatures forcing homeowners to start up their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning jumps during the winter months while people are doing everything they can to keep warm. When appropriately installed by trained professionals, devices such as furnaces will safety express carbon monoxide outdoors, but your furnace should be serviced annually to confirm there are no issues that could cause poisoning from CO.
Levy & Son Service Experts suggests replacing household carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and assessing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors monthly to confirm the batteries and alarm are working properly. Right now is an excellent time to inspect your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and invest in a new one in necessary.
With a Precision tune-up from Levy & Son Service Experts, our experts will inspect your furnace to make sure it is running properly and look for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Levy & Son Service Experts will be giving discounts on our HVAC Precision tune-ups to help people make sure their furnace will run safety and efficiently through the winter. You can also get 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 all winter, call Levy & Son Service Experts today at 469-250-0932to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a no-charge in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient HVAC system.