Smell that? The cinnamon pastries, the pumpkin spice lattes, the leather footballs? Mmm…fall is coming. Let’s get ready! Have you bought your game tickets to your favorite team? 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 comfy when the cold sets in?
Have you examined your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, as published by the CDC, is produced by gas ranges, stoves, furnaces, and fireplaces. The colorless and odorless gas is known as the silent killer because it’s practically undetectable without 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 mimic the flu, many people may not realize they could be very ill.
With the decrease in temperatures forcing homeowners to turn on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning spikes during the winter months while people are doing anything they can to keep warm. When correctly installed by certified professionals, equipment such as furnaces will safety vent carbon monoxide outdoors, but your furnace should be checked yearly to make sure there are no issues that could produce poisoning from CO.
Donelson Air recommends replacing household carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and testing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors every month to verify the batteries and alarm are operating properly. Fall is the perfect time to check your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and invest in a new one in necessary.
Included in a Precision tune-up from Donelson Air , our team will check your furnace to make sure it is operating properly and inspect for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Donelson Air will be providing discounts on our HVAC Precision tune-ups to help homeowners make sure their furnace will operate safety and efficiently throughout the upcoming cold season. 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 complimentary in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and air conditioning system.