3 Reasons to Keep Up With Heating Services

Posted on: January 15, 2015

It’s winter again, and even though Dunedin winters are mostly temperate, it’s still important to keep up with your heating services.  While the temperature might be warm when you read this, as we’ve had a relatively mild season so far, cold fronts can drop the temperature 50 degrees in just a matter of days.  Is the heat in your home working efficiently? heating photo

While it might seem reasonable to bundle up more, rather than call for heating services to your Dunedin home, have you considered all of the facts?  After all, doing something in theory is easy, but in practice it is often much more complicated.

Your family’s comfort

While you might be willing to consider putting off heating services until next year, is it really worth the sacrifice of you and your family being uncomfortable in your own home?  While the temperature outside in Dunedin rarely drops below 30 degrees Fahrenheit, the temperature in even a well-insulated home can drop below 60 in only a couple days, while older homes can get much colder.  This can create not only an uncomfortable environment for sleeping and relaxing, but an unhealthy one as well.

Pets and Plants

While you and your family may be fine without heat for the cold season, there are a few other factors that can make it difficult or impossible to do so.

  • Pets – From exotic pets such as reptiles and birds, to even certain breeds of dogs, many cannot handle cold temperatures.  Ensure that all of your pets are safe this winter.
  • Aquariums – As every experienced aquarium owner knows, the water temperature cannot fluctuate rapidly without serious harm to fish and other aquatic life.
  • Plants – Dunedin has the perfect temperature range for many exotic plants, but many of these cannot handle freezes or rapid temperature drops.

Procrastination

Nothing good ever comes from putting off repairs.  In fact, trying to use a damaged or malfunctioning system can cause even further damage, which can mean more costly repairs in the future!  Think of your HVAC system like your car, you wouldn’t put off an oil change, so don’t put off your heating services.

If you need a professional to take a look at your HVAC system, call Midway today!