Ah, we thank the heavens for you, our dear Southern September… Welcome back to the world, with your pleasantly brisk days and your charming night chill. What a relief the break can be from that oppressive, heavy heat that dominates so much of our summers, and yet it is a small break. Just around the corner lies winter, with its harsh cold, bitter winds, frosty nights, and the possibility of ice storms. While we enjoy this moment of respite, it is the perfect time to schedule a maintenance check on your home heating units.
How often do you stop and consider just how pure your water really is? Our drinking water, specifically that from those community lines that run into most homes, is full of contaminants. We guzzle it down, bathe in it, cook with it--but how well do we really know what is in our water? Common agents of contamination found in everyday drinking water include, though are by no means limited to: silver, selenium, radium, chromium, copper, lead, perchlorate, cadmium, even arsenic. This is why we always recommend having an excellent water filtration system in your home.
While everyone knows the value of a working air conditioner (especially in the middle of a typical Southern summer), not everyone is willing to take the most important step in keeping it working properly: changing the air filter. It’s just that sort of menial, miniscule task that takes very little time and costs very little money but somehow can lead to longtime friends and roommates screaming at each other over who’s turn it was this time. Humans often have a bizarre tendency to put off simple tasks until right at or just past the last possible moment.
The dog days of summer are upon us, and in the South the humidity levels make it feel even hotter than the temperature gauge says. During this time, it is critical to maintain your air conditioner’s working capabilities, especially if you own your own business. Happier employees are more productive employees, and nothing drains happiness (and energy and willpower and hope for humanity) like oppressive heat.
When I was a young child, I can remember holding up in my grandparent’s home for over a week one time. A harsh winter ice storm had swept through our county, shutting down schools, offices, and stores for miles. The power was down everywhere, and Grandma and Grandpa had the fireplace--our only option for heat during those chilly, icy days.
The hottest part of the summer is almost upon us, and don’t we all hope our air conditioners are in tip top shape? I imagine that if you are reading this blog instead of frantically calling Harbin for a service visit, your personal comfort level is just fine at the moment. You, obviously do not need to worry. You have confidence that your system is running perfectly and will continue to do so as long as it is required. Or is it?