Smell that? The cinnamon pastries, the pumpkin spice lattes, the leather footballs? Yes…fall is coming. Time to get ready! Have you bought your season tickets to your alma mater? Have you put away your tank tops and wedges and pulled out your coats and boots? Have you changed your sheets from cotton to flannel to help you stay warm when the cooler temperatures arrive?
Have you checked your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, as published by the CDC, is produced by stoves, fireplaces, gas ranges, and furnaces. 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 pets, children, and adults. Upwards of 20,000 people end up in the emergency room annually due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Usual CO poisoning symptoms include headache, dizziness, upset stomach, and weakness. Because the symptoms imitate the flu, many people might not realize they could be gravely ill.
With cooler temperatures causing homeowners to start up their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning jumps during the winter months while homeowners are doing whatever they can to stay warm. When appropriately installed by certified experts, appliances such as furnaces will safety express carbon monoxide out of the home, but your furnace should be serviced each year to make sure there are no issues that could cause poisoning from the odorless and colorless gas.
Church Services suggests replacing your home’s carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and checking your carbon monoxide and fire detectors each month to verify the batteries and alarm are working properly. Today is the perfect time to inspect your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and replace or install them if necessary.
With a Precision tune-up from Church Services, our technicians will test your furnace to make sure it is running properly and check for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Church Services will be offering discounts on our HVAC Precision tune-ups to help people 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 specific HVAC equipment that can be earned until the end of 2016.
To keep your home safe and warm through the cooler months, call Church Services today at 713-396-3760to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a free in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient HVAC system.