St. Patrick’s Day is a great time to learn more about Irish immigration in our great state of Michigan, but we’ll get to that a bit later.
First, because of St. Patrick’s Day, you’re going to hear a lot of talk about luck, as in the “Luck of the Irish”. But when it comes to protecting one of the most expensive investments in your home, your HVAC system, you can’t depend on luck.
So on the day honoring the patron saint of Ireland, turn your thoughts to our heating and air conditioning technicians at Mast Heating & Cooling. They make sure your furnace and air conditioner are doing their jobs efficiently, and they will trump luck every time.
You know as well as I do, luck will not heat and cool your home or business if the filters are dirty or the unit is low on refrigerant. Luck won’t reduce your monthly utility bills if the unit is running inefficiently. But our professionals at Mast Heating & Cooling have the experience, knowledge, and test equipment to find those problems and fix them with a system tune-up.
In addition, those inspections and tune-ups are often required by manufacturers to keep your warranty in force. The worst luck of all would be to have a major problem and be left holding the bill because your warranty won’t pay for the HVAC repairs.
Now more on Michigan’s history of Irish immigration. Some arrived from the Emerald Isle in the early 1800’s, but immigration increased greatly from 1840 to 1855 during the Irish famine.
Many settled in the Detroit area, founding the neighborhood of Corktown. That’s what they named it because a large number came from the County of Cork in Ireland. Corktown is the oldest surviving neighborhood in Detroit. A lot of the Irish immigrants found jobs in factories and mills and later in the auto industry.
A large number also migrated to the north. Some settled in fishing camps on Mackinac and Beaver Islands, while others were instrumental in the growth of the copper mining industry in the Upper Peninsula. By 1870, nearly a third of the population in that area was Irish.
So please, remember the role Irish immigrants played in our state and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, but when it comes to keeping your home comfortable, count on the reliable service, repair, and maintenance from Mast Heating & Cooling. Do not try to depend on the luck of the Irish—or luck of any kind for that matter.