Smell that? The apple cider, the pumpkin spice lattes, the dry leaves? Mmm…fall is coming. Let’s get ready! Have you received your season tickets to your alma mater? Have you put away your shorts and wedges and pulled out your sweaters 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, according to the CDC, is given off by gas ranges, stoves, furnaces, and fireplaces. The odorless and colorless gas is commonly referred to as the silent killer because it’s practically undetectable if you don’t have a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be fatal to pets, children, and adults. More than 20,000 people are taken to the emergency room each year because of carbon monoxide poisoning. Usual CO poisoning symptoms consist of headache, dizziness, upset stomach, and weakness. Since the symptoms mimic the flu, many people may not realize they could be very ill.
With cooler temperatures forcing homeowners to start up their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning spikes during the winter months while homeowners are doing anything they can to stay comfortable. When appropriately installed by certified technicians, devices such as furnaces will safety express carbon monoxide outside, but your furnace should be checked yearly to make sure there are no issues that could produce poisoning from the odorless and colorless gas.
Becht/Givens Service Experts suggests replacing your carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and checking your carbon monoxide and fire detectors every month to verify the batteries and alarm are functioning properly. Today is the perfect time to check your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and install or replace them if needed.
With a Precision tune-up from Becht/Givens Service Experts, our technicians will inspect your furnace to make sure it is running properly and inspect for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Becht/Givens Service Experts will be providing discounts on our heating and cooling Precision tune-ups to help people 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 certain HVAC equipment that can be earned through the end of 2016.
To keep your family safe and warm all winter, call Becht/Givens Service Experts today at 502-785-8230to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a complimentary in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and cooling system.