Do you smell that? The cinnamon pastries, the pumpkin spice lattes, the brisk air? Yes…fall is coming. Are you ready! Have you purchased your game tickets to your alma mater? 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 cold sets in?
Have you tested your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, as told by the CDC, is given off by gas ranges, stoves, furnaces, and fireplaces. The odorless, colorless gas is often called the silent killer because it’s practically undetectable unless you have a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be deadly 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 headache, dizziness, upset stomach, and weakness. Because the symptoms imitate the flu, many people do not recognize they could be gravely ill.
With the drop in temperatures forcing homeowners to start up their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning jumps during the winter months while people are doing anything they can to stay comfortable. When appropriately installed by trained professionals, appliances such as furnaces will safety express carbon monoxide out of the home, but your furnace should be checked each year 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 perfect 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 HVAC Precision tune-ups to help families make sure their furnace will function 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 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 free in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and cooling system.