Smell that? The apple cider, 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 sandals and pulled out your cardigans and boots? Have you replaced your cotton sheets with flannel sheets to help you stay warm when the temperatures drop?
Have you tested 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 practically undetectable unless you have a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be fatal to adults, children, and pets. Over 20,000 people visit the emergency room annually due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Usual CO poisoning symptoms are headache, dizziness, upset stomach, and weakness. Since the symptoms imitate the flu, many people do not understand they could be very ill.
With cooler temperatures causing homeowners to switch on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning jumps during the cooler months while everyone is doing whatever they can to keep warm. When correctly installed by licensed experts, devices such as furnaces will safety express carbon monoxide outside, but your furnace should be inspected each year to verify there are no issues that could result in poisoning from the odorless and colorless gas.
Neal Harris Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing suggests replacing your home’s carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and assessing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors monthly to ensure the batteries and alarm are functioning properly. Today is the perfect time to inspect your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and install or replace them if needed.
As part of a Precision tune-up from Neal Harris Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing, our technicians will check your furnace to make sure it is operating properly and look for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Neal Harris Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing will be offering discounts on our heating and air conditioning Precision tune-ups to help homeowners make sure their furnace will operate 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 Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing today at 816-787-0500to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a free in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and air conditioning system.