Do you smell that? The cinnamon pastries, the pumpkin spice lattes, the dry leaves? Yes…fall is coming. Let’s get ready! Have you bought your season tickets to your favorite team? Have you put away your tank tops and wedges and pulled out your sweaters and boots? Have you swapped your cotton sheets for flannel ones to help you stay comfy when the temperatures drop?
Have you examined 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 practically undetectable if you don’t have a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be fatal to pets, children, and adults. Upwards of 20,000 people end up in the emergency room annually because of carbon monoxide poisoning. Typical CO poisoning symptoms are headache, dizziness, upset stomach, and weakness. Due to the fact that the symptoms imitate the flu, many people might not realize they could be gravely ill.
With the decrease in temperatures forcing homeowners to start up their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning spikes during the cooler months while people are doing anything they can to keep warm. When properly installed by certified professionals, appliances such as furnaces will safety release carbon monoxide outside, but your furnace should be inspected yearly to make sure there are no issues that could produce poisoning from CO.
Donelson Air Service Experts recommends replacing household carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and checking your carbon monoxide and fire detectors every month to verify the batteries and alarm are operating properly. Fall is the ideal time to test your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and install or replace them if needed.
Included in a Precision tune-up from Donelson Air Service Experts, our team will test your furnace to make sure it is operating properly and inspect for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Donelson Air Service Experts will be providing discounts on our HVAC Precision tune-ups to help families make sure their furnace will run safety and efficiently all through the cooler months. There are also U.S. governmental tax credits of up to $500 for certain HVAC equipment that can be earned throughout the rest of 2016.
To keep your loved ones safe and warm through the cooler months, call Donelson Air Service Experts today at 615-953-9885to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a free in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and air conditioning system.