Do you smell that? The apple cider, the pumpkin spice lattes, the brisk air? Yes…fall is coming. Are you ready! Have you bought your football tickets to your college team? Have you put away your swimsuits and wedges and pulled out your coats and boots? Have you replaced your cotton sheets with flannel sheets to help you stay warm when the cold sets in?
Have you checked your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, as published by the CDC, is given off by gas ranges, stoves, furnaces, and fireplaces. The odorless and colorless gas is known as the silent killer because it’s virtually undetectable without 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 every year because of carbon monoxide poisoning. Common CO poisoning symptoms are dizziness and/or weakness, headache, and upset stomach. Due to the fact that the symptoms mimic the flu, many people do not understand they could be very ill.
With cooler temperatures driving homeowners to turn on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning spikes during the cooler months while people are doing everything they can to keep comfortable. When appropriately installed by certified technicians, devices such as furnaces will safety express carbon monoxide out of the home, but your furnace should be inspected each year to confirm there are no issues that could cause poisoning from carbon monoxide.
Barlow suggests replacing your home’s carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and checking your carbon monoxide and fire detectors monthly to verify the batteries and alarm are functioning properly. Right now is an excellent time to inspect your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and install or replace them if needed.
As part of a Precision tune-up from Barlow , our team will test your furnace to make sure it is functioning properly and look for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Barlow will be offering discounts on our heating and air conditioning Precision tune-ups to help people make sure their furnace will run safety and efficiently all through the cooler months. Homeowners can also look into 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 Barlow Service Experts today at 801-436-8985to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a complimentary in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient HVAC system.