Can you smell that? The bonfires, the pumpkin spice lattes, the dry leaves? Yes…fall is coming. Are you ready! Have you purchased your game tickets to your alma mater? Have you put away your swimsuits and sandals and pulled out your sweaters and boots? Have you changed your sheets from cotton to flannel to help you stay comfy when the cooler temperatures arrive?
Have you tested your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, as published by the CDC, is given off by stoves, fireplaces, gas ranges, and furnaces. The odorless and colorless gas is known as the silent killer because it’s practically undetectable if you don’t have a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be deadly to children, adults, and pets. More than 20,000 people visit the emergency room each year because of carbon monoxide poisoning. Typical CO poisoning symptoms are dizziness, headache, chest pain, and upset stomach. Since the symptoms seem like the flu, many people do not realize they could be extremely ill.
With cooler temperatures forcing homeowners to start up their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning increases during the winter months while everyone is doing everything they can to stay warm. When properly installed by certified experts, equipment such as furnaces will safety express carbon monoxide out of the home, but your furnace should be checked each year to verify there are no issues that could result in poisoning from the odorless and colorless gas.
Parker Pearce says you should be replacing your home’s carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and testing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors each month to verify the batteries and alarm are working properly. Today 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 Parker Pearce , our team will test your furnace to make sure it is operating properly and look for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Parker Pearce will be offering discounts on our HVAC 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 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 Parker Pearce Service Experts today at 301-476-4577to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a free in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and cooling system.