Can you smell that? The apple cider, the pumpkin spice lattes, the leather footballs? Mmm…fall is coming. Are you ready! Have you received your football tickets to your favorite 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 warm when the cold sets in?
Have you examined your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, as told by the CDC, is produced by stoves, fireplaces, gas ranges, and furnaces. The odorless, colorless gas is commonly referred to as the silent killer because it’s practically undetectable unless you have a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be deadly to adults, children, and pets. Upwards of 20,000 people visit the emergency room annually due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Typical CO poisoning symptoms consist of dizziness, headache, chest pain, and upset stomach. Due to the fact that the symptoms seem like the flu, many people might not realize they could be seriously ill.
With the decrease in temperatures driving homeowners to start up their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning spikes during the winter months while homeowners are doing whatever they can to keep comfortable. When appropriately installed by trained professionals, equipment such as furnaces will safety express carbon monoxide outside, but your furnace should be checked annually to confirm there are no issues that could result in poisoning from CO.
Rob's Albertan Service Experts recommends replacing household carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and testing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors monthly to verify the batteries and alarm are working properly. Right now is the ideal time to test your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and replace or install them if necessary.
Included in a Precision tune-up from Rob's Albertan Service Experts, our technicians will check your furnace to make sure it is operating properly and inspect for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Rob's Albertan Service Experts will be offering discounts on our heating and air conditioning Precision tune-ups to help families make sure their furnace will operate 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 throughout the rest of 2016.
To keep your loved ones safe and warm through the cold season, call Rob's Albertan Service Experts today at 780-800-9047to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a complimentary in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and air conditioning system.