Does Your Home Make The Cut This Season For Carbon Monoxide And Fire Safety?
By now, football fans have seen their teams playing pre-season games to cut the roster and prepare for the 2016-2017 regular season. Well, it’s also time for you to cut your roster for pre-season tune-ups and fire safety in your home.
Take the following test to see if your home makes the cut and make sure you’re prepared for a warm and safe home this winter!
1. Is your home equipped with a low-level carbon monoxide detector?
If you don’t have a carbon monoxide detector, we recommend the installation of one by a reputable company with a digital display which will display the amount of carbon monoxide detected. Remember, the investment is in your family’s health, not your home! Carbon Monoxide is a silent killer so be prepared as we head into the season when carbon monoxide poisoning is a big danger.
2. Have you changed the batteries in your home’s carbon monoxide detectors?
Manufacturers such as Kiddie recommend the replacement of your detectors every 10 years; how old is yours? We recommend replacing your batteries once a year to be sure you have fresh batteries for the heating season. Also, have you every hit that small button that says “TEST”? This test button checks the function of the detector to be sure it’s functioning.
3. Is your furnace ready for this heating season? When was the last time it was maintained?
When would you cut that 20-year veteran from the team?
If you can’t remember the last time your system was inspected, maintained, or even serviced… it’s time. If your furnace has been there since you moved in 20 years ago, it’s time to replace. Even though a heating system is operating and heating your home, it may not be doing it efficiently which directly relates to how much you pay each month for your utility bill. If that same system is 20 years old and not maintained, your heating system will have to run longer and harder to heat the home while will end up costing you more money and energy this heating season.
“Most people don’t realize how important it is to have their furnace serviced every year. If your furnace has a problem, we want to catch it early and get it fixed before it becomes a dangerous or costly problem,” says Bobby Barclay, president of Hawthorne based American Airflow, LLC. So, how did you do? Are you ready for the regular season or are you getting cut this year? Call a professional this pre-season and be sure your home will be warm this winter and more importantly safe.