Do you smell that? The cinnamon pastries, the pumpkin spice lattes, the dry leaves? Ahhh…fall is coming. Let’s get ready! Have you received your season tickets to your favorite team? Have you put away your swimsuits and wedges and pulled out your cardigans and boots? Have you changed your sheets from cotton to flannel to help you stay cozy when the temperatures drop?
Have you tested 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, colorless gas is known as the silent killer because it’s essentially undetectable unless you have a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be deadly to pets, children, and adults. Over 20,000 people end up in the emergency room annually as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. Common CO poisoning symptoms consist of dizziness and/or weakness, headache, and upset stomach. Due to the fact that the symptoms imitate the flu, many people do not realize they could be gravely ill.
With the decrease in temperatures forcing homeowners to turn on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning spikes during the cold months while people are doing whatever they can to keep comfortable. When appropriately installed by trained technicians, appliances such as furnaces will safety release carbon monoxide out of the home, but your furnace should be checked each year to verify there are no issues that could result in poisoning from carbon monoxide.
San Antonio Air suggests 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 operating properly. Fall is the perfect time to check your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and install or replace them if needed.
As part of a Precision tune-up from San Antonio Air , our technicians will check your furnace to make sure it is functioning properly and check for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, San Antonio Air will be offering discounts on our heating and cooling Precision tune-ups to help people make sure their furnace will run safety and efficiently throughout the upcoming cold season. There are also U.S. governmental tax credits of up to $500 for qualifying HVAC equipment that can be earned until the end of 2016.
To keep your home safe and warm all winter, call San Antonio Air Service Experts today at 210-570-9705to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a no-charge in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient HVAC system.