According to the CDC, carbon monoxide is given off by fireplaces, furnaces, stoves, and gas ranges. Since the gas is colorless and odorless it is known as the silent killer because it’s basically undetectable unless you have a carbon monoxide detector. That is why it is crucial you have a carbon monoxide detector and it is working.
Did you know? More than 20,000 people are brought to the emergency room every year because of carbon monoxide poisoning?
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be fatal to humans and pets. Poisoning symptoms include dizziness, headache, chest pain, and upset stomach. Since the symptoms mimic the flu, many people may not understand they could be gravely ill.
Have you examined your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
As cooler temperatures approach and homeowners are forced to start up their furnaces, more incidences of carbon monoxide poisoning are reported. When properly connected by certified technicians, appliances such as furnaces will safety express carbon monoxide outdoors, but to ensure complete safety your furnace should be checked yearly to double-check there are no issues that could result in poisoning from the odorless and colorless gas.
ABC Air & Heat recommends replacing your carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and inspecting your carbon monoxide and fire detectors once a month to ensure that your batteries and alarm are functioning properly. Also, inspect your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and replace them if necessary. Your family’s lives are at stake so it’s best to be safe than to end up like the 20K people who are sent to the ER each year.
Included in an inspection our technicians will inspect your furnace to make sure it is functioning properly and look for carbon monoxide leaks.
To keep your loved ones safe and warm all winter, call ABC Air & Heat today at 407-459-8379 to schedule your furnace tune-up, or set up a complimentary in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and air conditioning system.
About ABC Cleaning, Inc. of Orlando, FL
Serving Central Florida since 1992, ABC Cleaning, Inc. has been the acknowledged leader in air duct cleaning, chimney cleaning and dryer vent cleaning. We’re NADCA certified, we consistently invest in and have the most modern equipment and utilize the latest technology available with the best trained service technicians in all of Orlando. If you need help deciding whether to replace or repair faulty ducts, please contact us at ABC. We provide quality HVAC service throughout Orlando and the surrounding communities. Give us a call today at 407-477-4302. We are here to help!