The Groundhog Has Spoken – Is Your Heating & Cooling System Ready?

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Yep, the furry guy has spoken. The rodent prognosticator saw his shadow and you know what that means: six more weeks of winter and a late spring for Northwest Texas.

Okay, we know the groundhog isn’t ALWAYS right, but you still need to make sure your heating system is ready for that possibility. So if you haven’t had a system tune up yet, now is the time to do it.

Your Armstrong Plumbing, Air & Electric professional technician can catch problems before they start. We are asked all the time, “Is this a service that I really need, and is a tuneup worth spending money for?” Because we are talking about the safety of your family and protecting the investment you’ve made in your HVAC system, our short answer is yes.

It’s about finding a problem before your heat shuts down in the middle of the night. If you have to hire a heating contractor to show up on a Sunday evening, you’re probably going to end up paying emergency rates and really wishing that you had paid for a tune-up instead.

You know what else the long winter means? Dry indoor air and static electricity. We can help you end those “shocking” experiences with a whole house humidifier. It’s much more efficient than separate room humidifiers. Adding moisture to the air can make your entire home feel warmer and more comfortable. You will even be able to pet your dog or cat without zapping him and your skin won’t dry out as much.

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

Give us a call at Armstrong Plumbing, Air & Electric, and we will be happy to show you which home humidifier fits within your budget and is best for you and your home.

Even if you don’t believe the groundhog, you still need to follow the boy scout motto and be prepared. Late winter can also bring ice storms to the southern plains and cause widespread power outages. Make sure you have a plan in place to deal with them. It should include an emergency kit with things like flashlights, a battery powered radio, and lots of extra batteries.

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