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 game 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, according to the CDC, is given off by gas ranges, stoves, furnaces, and fireplaces. The colorless and odorless 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 pets, children, and adults. Over 20,000 people visit the emergency room every year due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Common CO poisoning symptoms include dizziness and/or weakness, headache, and upset stomach. Due to the fact that the symptoms mimic the flu, many people do not realize they could be very ill.
With the decrease in temperatures forcing homeowners to start up their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning increases during the cold months while everyone is doing everything they can to keep comfortable. When appropriately installed by trained technicians, appliances such as furnaces will safety vent carbon monoxide out of the home, but your furnace should be checked annually to verify there are no issues that could result in poisoning from carbon monoxide.
San Antonio Air Service Experts suggests replacing your home’s 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. Right now is the perfect time to test 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 Service Experts, our technicians will test your furnace to make sure it is functioning properly and check for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, San Antonio Air Service Experts 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. 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 home safe and warm through the cold season, 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.