Can you smell that? The bonfires, the pumpkin spice lattes, the leather footballs? Mmm…fall is coming. Are you ready! Have you purchased your season tickets to your alma mater? 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 warm when the temperatures drop?
Have you tested your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, as told by the CDC, is generated 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. Typical CO poisoning symptoms include dizziness and/or weakness, headache, and upset stomach. Because the symptoms mimic the flu, many people may not understand they could be seriously ill.
With cooler temperatures driving homeowners to turn on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning spikes during the cold months while people are doing everything they can to stay warm. When correctly installed by certified professionals, appliances such as furnaces will safety express carbon monoxide outdoors, but your furnace should be checked each year to make sure there are no issues that could cause poisoning from CO.
Rolf Griffin Service Experts says you should be replacing household carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and checking your carbon monoxide and fire detectors monthly 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 invest in a new one in necessary.
With a Precision tune-up from Rolf Griffin Service Experts, our team will inspect your furnace to make sure it is running properly and check for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Rolf Griffin Service Experts will be giving discounts on our heating and cooling Precision tune-ups to help people make sure their furnace will function safety and efficiently throughout the upcoming cold season. You can also get 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 through the cold season, call Rolf Griffin Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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 HVAC system.