Everyday horrors are just part of being a homeowner. Some of them can’t be helped, but many calamities are completely avoidable with regular preventive maintenance, including furnace repair and boiler repair.
If you’ve been avoiding an HVAC service call or thinking that the odd smell in the basement will just go away on its own, we hope the following examples of what can go wrong and how the events could easily have been prevented will scare you straight!
It’s dark and cold outside and the wind is howling through cracks you didn’t know your house even had. You’re lying in bed thinking you should probably call about the state of your insulation when you realize things are entirely too quiet. You steal more covers from your spouse, pull them up over your head and close your eyes, hoping it’s only your imagination.
Eventually, the cold creeps in anyway and taps your shoulder like a bony finger, so you crawl from under the warm covers and creep shivering to the basement. Your feet are blocks of ice and your breath puffs like a cloud in the dim light. A few flicks of the furnace switch tell you your worst fears are true: you have no heat and it’s going to take an emergency repair visit to fix the problem. Worst of all, you have a vague recollection that your spouse, who is now upstairs under ALL the covers, asked you to call for heating tune-up back in September. With a heavy sigh, you go in search of your phone.
The Generator Gap
Everybody’s home, warm and safe from the wild rainstorm outside. It’s game night and you can hear the kids in the other room shrieking with laughter as your husband goes directly to jail without collecting his $200—again. You check the half-cooked pizza and turn on the chili when suddenly everything goes quiet and dark. The kids shriek again, but they’re not laughing now. And neither is their dad.
But you keep your cool because you’ve got a generator. All you need to do is turn that bad boy on and it’ll be like nothing happened. But hold on...do you have a generator? You used to have one, but you sold it before the move! Just as you realize you never did get out to buy a new one, your husband enters the kitchen holding a weakly flickering candle. In the tiny circle of light the kids cling to their father’s legs, their teeth starting to chatter. Your eyes meet his…
A Very Rude Awakening
There’s nothing like a hot shower after a long day at work. You’ve got a few minutes before dinner, so you hop into the bathroom and turn on the tap. You check your face in the mirror while humming a tune you heard on your commute home. It’s been a great day and your head is buzzing with news to share. You quickly step behind the curtain, the first drops of water hit your chest, and then you’re all the way under and screaming like a girl. Is there a spider in there with you? A snake? No. It’s just freezing cold water. Why, oh why didn’t you replace that ancient hot water heater when you had the chance? Now it’s not just another thing on your list—it’s an emergency!
Don’t let these horrors happen to you. At Princeton Air, we’ve got the experts, products and services you need to stay comfortable and keep the lights on all year long. Whether you need service, repairs or an upgrade, we can help. And never underestimate the value of regular maintenance—with it, most equipment issues can be prevented from happening in the first place.