Do you smell that? The cinnamon pastries, the pumpkin spice lattes, the dry leaves? Mmm…fall is coming. Time to get ready! Have you received your season tickets to your favorite team? Have you put away your shorts and wedges and pulled out your cardigans and boots? Have you swapped your cotton sheets for flannel ones to help you stay warm when the cold sets in?
Have you checked your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, according to the CDC, is generated by fireplaces, furnaces, stoves, and gas ranges. The odorless and colorless gas is known as the silent killer because it’s virtually undetectable unless you have a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be deadly to children, adults, and pets. More than 20,000 people are taken to the emergency room annually because of carbon monoxide poisoning. Common CO poisoning symptoms consist of dizziness and/or weakness, headache, and upset stomach. Because the symptoms imitate the flu, many people may not understand they could be extremely ill.
With the drop in temperatures forcing homeowners to turn on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning increases during the cooler months while everyone is doing anything they can to stay comfortable. When properly installed by trained experts, equipment such as furnaces will safety express carbon monoxide out of the home, but your furnace should be serviced yearly to make sure there are no issues that could cause poisoning from the odorless and colorless gas.
Gordon's Service Experts says you should be replacing household carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and assessing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors each month to verify the batteries and alarm are working properly. Today is the ideal time to check your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and replace or install them if necessary.
With a Precision tune-up from Gordon's Service Experts, our technicians will test your furnace to make sure it is functioning properly and inspect for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Gordon's Service Experts will be providing discounts on our HVAC Precision tune-ups to help homeowners 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 specific HVAC equipment that can be earned through the end of 2016.
To keep your home safe and warm through the cooler months, call Gordon's Service Experts today at 405-432-2197to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a no-charge in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and air conditioning system.