Smell that? The bonfires, the pumpkin spice lattes, the brisk air? Mmm…fall is coming. Let’s get ready! Have you purchased your football tickets to your favorite team? Have you put away your swimsuits and flip flops and pulled out your cardigans and boots? Have you replaced your cotton sheets with flannel sheets to help you stay cozy when the cold sets in?
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, colorless gas is commonly referred to as the silent killer because it’s practically 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 every year as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. Usual CO poisoning symptoms are dizziness, headache, chest pain, and upset stomach. Since the symptoms mimic the flu, many people do not understand they could be very ill.
With the decrease in temperatures causing homeowners to switch on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning jumps during the cooler months while people are doing everything they can to keep warm. When properly installed by certified professionals, devices such as furnaces will safety express carbon monoxide outside, but your furnace should be checked each year to verify there are no issues that could cause poisoning from CO.
Neal Harris suggests replacing your home’s carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and assessing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors monthly to confirm the batteries and alarm are functioning properly. Today is the perfect time to inspect your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and invest in a new one in necessary.
As part of a Precision tune-up from Neal Harris , our technicians will test your furnace to make sure it is operating properly and check for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Neal Harris will be offering discounts on our heating and air conditioning Precision tune-ups to help homeowners make sure their furnace will run safety and efficiently all through the cooler months. You can also get 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 loved ones safe and warm all winter, call Neal Harris Service Experts today at 816-787-0500to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a complimentary in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and air conditioning system.