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Groundhog Day Marks Season Change. Is Your Home Ready?

Posted on February 2, 2017

It’s possible that folks in Southern California don’t pay much attention to the prognosticating rodent Punxsutawney Phil. But the furry guy did see his shadow and you know what that means: six more weeks of winter and a late spring.

Okay, so maybe the groundhog isn’t right all the time, and maybe winter means something different in the desert, but you still need to make sure your HVAC system is ready for that possibility. That means if you haven’t had a system tune up yet, now is the time to do it.

Let our professionals at General Air Conditioning and Plumbing find any problems before they get serious. Some homeowners wonder if it’s really worth spending the money on a tune-up? The short answer is yes. It’s a way to protect the huge investment you’ve already made in your HVAC system.

All it takes is one time—one time you have to make an emergency call in the middle of the night because your system stops working and the bill is going to make the money you would have spent on a tuneup look pretty reasonable.

You know what else we have to deal with in the desert? Dry indoor air and static electricity. If you are tired of those “shocking” experiences, call General Air Conditioning and Plumbing to talk about installing a whole house humidifier. By adding moisture to the air, it can make your entire home more comfortable. Your skin won’t dry out as much and your home will feel warmer, and yes, it will help eliminate those annoying static shocks.

A whole house humidifier requires much less maintenance than individual room units. You will not have to manually fill it and clean the filter on a daily basis.

Give us a call, and we will be happy to show you which home humidifier is best for your home and fits your budget.

Even if you don’t believe the groundhog, you still need to follow the boy scout motto and be prepared. We have seen a lot of recent storms in California and our late winter weather can be really unsettling. Make sure you have a plan in place to deal with possible power outages. Put together an emergency kit with things like flashlights, a battery powered radio, and lots of extra batteries.

One thing we know for sure, even if the darn groundhog is right, our “winter” in Palm Springs will give way to the summer heat soon enough, probably sooner than a lot of us want it to.