Smell that? The cinnamon pastries, the pumpkin spice lattes, the dry leaves? Yes…fall is coming. Are you 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 changed your sheets from cotton to flannel 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 commonly referred to as the silent killer because it’s essentially undetectable unless you have a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be fatal to adults, children, and pets. More than 20,000 people are taken to the emergency room annually because of carbon monoxide poisoning. Typical CO poisoning symptoms consist of dizziness and/or weakness, headache, and upset stomach. Since the symptoms imitate the flu, many people might not understand they could be extremely ill.
With the drop in temperatures forcing homeowners to start up their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning increases during the cooler months while people are doing anything they can to stay comfortable. When properly installed by trained professionals, equipment such as furnaces will safety express carbon monoxide out of the home, but your furnace should be serviced yearly to confirm there are no issues that could result in poisoning from the odorless and colorless gas.
Gordon's Service Experts says you should be replacing your 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 perfect time to check your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and replace or install them if necessary.
As part of a Precision tune-up from Gordon's Service Experts, our technicians will check 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 heating and cooling Precision tune-ups to help homeowners 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 specific HVAC equipment that can be earned until the end of 2016.
To keep your family 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.