Can you smell that? The apple cider, the pumpkin spice lattes, the leather footballs? Yes…fall is coming. Are you ready! Have you bought your season tickets to your college team? Have you put away your swimsuits and wedges and pulled out your cardigans and boots? Have you swapped your cotton sheets for flannel ones to help you stay cozy when the cold sets in?
Have you inspected your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, as told by the CDC, is produced by gas ranges, stoves, furnaces, and fireplaces. The odorless and colorless gas is commonly referred to as the silent killer because it’s virtually undetectable unless you have a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be lethal to adults, children, and pets. Upwards of 20,000 people are taken to the emergency room each year as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. Common CO poisoning symptoms consist of dizziness and/or weakness, headache, and upset stomach. Since the symptoms mimic the flu, many people may not realize they could be seriously ill.
With the decrease in temperatures driving homeowners to turn on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning increases during the cold months while everyone is doing whatever they can to stay warm. When properly installed by licensed professionals, appliances such as furnaces will safety express carbon monoxide outdoors, but your furnace should be checked each year to confirm there are no issues that could result in poisoning from CO.
Rolf Griffin says you should be replacing your carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and checking your carbon monoxide and fire detectors each month to ensure 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.
With a Precision tune-up from Rolf Griffin, our team will inspect your furnace to make sure it is operating properly and check for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Rolf Griffin will be offering discounts on our HVAC Precision tune-ups to help people 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 certain HVAC equipment that can be earned until the end of 2016.
To keep your family safe and warm all winter, call Rolf Griffin Service Experts today at 260-557-1275to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a no-charge in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and cooling system.