What Groundhog Day Means For Your HVAC System

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What Groundhog Day Means For Your HVAC System

Yep, the furry guy has spoken. Whichever rodent is your favorite, the February 2nd prognosticator saw his shadow and you know what that means: six more weeks of winter and a late spring for Southeast Michigan.

Okay, so maybe the groundhog isn’t right all the time, but you still need to make sure your heating system is ready for that possibility. That means if you haven’t had a system tuneup yet, now is the time to do it.

Our professionals at Kotz Heating, Cooling & Plumbing can catch problems before they start. Many homeowners ask the question, “Is a tuneup something I really need, and is it worth spending money for?” The short answer is yes. You are talking about your family’s safety and the investment you have already made in your HVAC system.

All it takes is one time – one time when you have to make an emergency call in the middle of the night because your furnace stops working and the bill is going to make the money you would have spent on a tune-up look pretty reasonable.

You know what else the long winter means? More dry indoor air and static electricity. If you are tired of those “shocking” experiences, there’s an answer for that. Think about installing a whole house humidifier instead of a room humidifier. By adding moisture to the air, it can make your entire home more comfortable. Your skin won’t dry out as much and your home will feel warmer, and yes, it will help eliminate those annoying static shocks.

A whole house humidifier requires much less maintenance than individual room units. You don’t have to manually fill it and clean the filter on a daily basis.

Kotz Heating, Cooling & Plumbing has been serving Oakland County and the surrounding area since 1987 with our Brinker’s division serving since 1929. Give us a call, and we will be happy to show you which home humidifier is best for you and your home to fit your needs and budget.

Even if you don’t believe the groundhog, you still need to follow the Boy Scout motto and be prepared. Late winter can also mean ice storms and the resulting power outages in Michigan. Make sure you have a plan in place that includes an emergency kit with things like flashlights, a battery-powered radio, and lots of extra batteries.

One thing we know for sure, even if the groundhog is right, the winter will end and spring will arrive… eventually.