Do you smell that? The apple cider, the pumpkin spice lattes, the dry leaves? Yes…fall is coming. Let’s get ready! Have you purchased your season tickets to your favorite team? Have you put away your tank tops and sandals and pulled out your cardigans and boots? Have you changed your sheets from cotton to flannel to help you stay cozy when the cooler temperatures arrive?
Have you inspected your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, according to the CDC, is generated 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 adults, children, and pets. More than 20,000 people visit the emergency room annually because of carbon monoxide poisoning. Typical CO poisoning symptoms consist of dizziness, headache, chest pain, and upset stomach. 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 causing homeowners to turn on 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 outside, but your furnace should be serviced each year to confirm there are no issues that could result in poisoning from CO.
Levy & Son suggests replacing household carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and assessing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors each month to ensure the batteries and alarm are working properly. Fall is an excellent time to inspect your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and install or replace them if needed.
With a Precision tune-up from Levy & Son , our technicians will inspect your furnace to make sure it is running properly and look for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Levy & Son will be giving discounts on our heating and cooling 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 through the cold season, 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.