Do you smell that? The apple cider, the pumpkin spice lattes, the leather footballs? Ahhh…fall is coming. Are you ready! Have you bought your football tickets to your favorite team? Have you put away your swimsuits and wedges and pulled out your sweaters and boots? Have you swapped your cotton sheets for flannel ones to help you stay warm when the temperatures drop?
Have you checked your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, as told by the CDC, is generated by gas ranges, stoves, furnaces, and fireplaces. The odorless, colorless gas is known as the silent killer because it’s essentially undetectable without a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be lethal to pets, children, and adults. Upwards of 20,000 people visit the emergency room each year as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. Usual CO poisoning symptoms include headache, dizziness, upset stomach, and weakness. Since the symptoms seem like the flu, many people may not realize they could be extremely ill.
With the drop in temperatures forcing homeowners to start up their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning jumps during the cooler months while homeowners are doing whatever they can to stay warm. When appropriately installed by licensed experts, devices such as furnaces will safety express carbon monoxide out of the home, but your furnace should be serviced annually to confirm there are no issues that could cause poisoning from carbon monoxide.
Winnipeg Supply Service Experts recommends replacing your home’s carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and assessing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors every month to verify the batteries and alarm are functioning properly. Today is the ideal time to check your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and replace or install them if necessary.
With a Precision tune-up from Winnipeg Supply Service Experts, our experts will check your furnace to make sure it is operating properly and look for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Winnipeg Supply Service Experts 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 through the winter. There are also 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 family safe and warm through the cold season, call Winnipeg Supply Service Experts today at 204-800-0613to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a no-charge in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and cooling system.