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Groundhog Day Takeaway: Get That Heating System Tuned Up

It’s going to be a late spring for Southwest Michigan, at least if you believe the groundhog. That’s right, the furry guy saw his shadow meaning six more weeks of winter.

So if your heating system hasn’t had a tuneup, now is the time to do it. Okay, so maybe the groundhog isn’t right all the time, but you still need to make sure you are prepared if it is a late spring.

Your Mast Heating & Cooling professional is ready and waiting to catch problems before they start. Some people ask us, “Is a tuneup really necessary and is it worth spending money for?” The short answer is yes. You are talking about your family’s safety and protecting the investment you have already made in your HVAC system.

All it takes is a one-time failure during a late winter blast and you will be making an emergency call in the middle of the night because your furnace stops working. The cost of that is going to make the money you would have spent on a tune-up look pretty reasonable.

A late spring also means more dry winter air and the resulting static electricity. If you want to get rid of those “shocking” experiences, Mast Heating & Cooling can help you with that. Talk to us about installing a whole house humidifier instead of separate room humidifiers. Adding moisture can make your entire home more feel warmer and more comfortable. Your skin won’t dry out as much and even your pets will thank you when you stop zapping them when you touch them.

If you’re worried about the maintenance, a whole house humidifier is the way to go. You will not have to manually fill it and clean the filter daily like you often have to do with room humidifiers.

Just give Mast Heating & Cooling a call and we will 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 and early spring can and often does bring damaging ice storms blowing in off the lake to Holland, Grand Rapids, and the surrounding area. Those storms can cause massive power outages. 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 Phil is right, winter will end and spring will arrive in the Great Lakes Region… eventually.