Do you smell that? The cinnamon pastries, the pumpkin spice lattes, the brisk air? Mmm…fall is coming. Time to get ready! Have you purchased your season tickets to your college team? Have you put away your shorts and wedges and pulled out your coats and boots? Have you swapped your cotton sheets for flannel ones to help you stay comfy when the temperatures drop?
Have you inspected your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, as told by the CDC, is given off by gas ranges, stoves, furnaces, and fireplaces. The colorless and odorless gas is often called 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 end up in the emergency room annually because of carbon monoxide poisoning. Usual CO poisoning symptoms consist of dizziness, headache, chest pain, and upset stomach. Since the symptoms imitate the flu, many people do not recognize they could be gravely ill.
With the drop in temperatures causing homeowners to turn on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning jumps during the cooler months while everyone is doing anything they can to stay comfortable. When appropriately installed by trained professionals, equipment such as furnaces will safety express carbon monoxide out of the home, but your furnace should be inspected annually to confirm there are no issues that could cause poisoning from carbon monoxide.
Midway Services says you should be replacing your home’s carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and assessing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors monthly to verify the batteries and alarm are functioning properly. Today is the ideal time to test your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and invest in a new one in necessary.
With a Precision tune-up from Midway Services, our team will check your furnace to make sure it is functioning properly and inspect for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Midway Services will be giving discounts on our heating and cooling Precision tune-ups to help families make sure their furnace will function 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 until the end of 2016.
To keep your loved ones safe and warm all winter, call Midway Services today at 727-219-2471to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a complimentary in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient HVAC system.