Smell that? The apple cider, the pumpkin spice lattes, the brisk air? Ahhh…fall is coming. Let’s get ready! Have you purchased your season tickets to your favorite team? Have you put away your tank tops 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 cold sets in?
Have you examined your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, according to the CDC, is produced by fireplaces, furnaces, stoves, and gas ranges. 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 are taken to the emergency room every year because of carbon monoxide poisoning. Common CO poisoning symptoms include dizziness and/or weakness, headache, and upset stomach. Because the symptoms imitate the flu, many people may not recognize they could be gravely ill.
With the decrease in temperatures causing homeowners to switch on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning increases during the cold months while everyone is doing everything they can to keep warm. When correctly installed by trained technicians, equipment such as furnaces will safety vent carbon monoxide outside, but your furnace should be serviced each year to verify there are no issues that could result in poisoning from carbon monoxide.
Aramendia Plumbing suggests replacing your carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and checking your carbon monoxide and fire detectors every month to confirm the batteries and alarm are functioning properly. Today is the perfect time to test your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and install or replace them if needed.
With a Precision tune-up from Aramendia Plumbing, our team will inspect your furnace to make sure it is running properly and check for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Aramendia Plumbing will be providing discounts on our heating and air conditioning Precision tune-ups to help people make sure their furnace will function safety and efficiently through the winter. Homeowners can also look into 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 home safe and warm all winter, call Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air today at 210-404-4233to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a complimentary in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and cooling system.