Did you know that over 75% of the calls we receive about a home not having any heat can be tracked back to the fact that the furnace was never serviced properly? It is astounding that the majority of homeowners expect this piece of machinery (that hasn’t functioned in months) to just turn on and work properly after a long vacation, year after year, without ever being checked out and tuned up.
There seems to be some confusion as to why this keeps happening so here are the best reasons I could come up with:
- You are doing a real-life science experiment in your home. Mainly, you’re just checking to see if carbon monoxide is really as harmful as people keep going on about it.
- You’re curious to see if dirt, dust, debris and a buildup of gas fumes from a poorly maintained furnace can go KA-BOOM!!!! They can and you may get a free fireworks show, but you may get a few other things you really didn’t want… there are trade-offs.
- You really want to give your utility companies some extra money this year. You have a few extra dollars and you know the more your furnace struggles to heat your home, the more you get to give to your utility companies and that really makes you happy. Giving is good!
- You have been watching a lot of shows about Alaska and you really want to see what it would feel like to just live in one room, heated by a fireplace and having to make sure it stayed hot all night long. The only thing you are missing in that fantasy is the outhouse.
- You want to impress your friends by being able to create ice sculptures right in your very own bathroom. All you have to do is let a tub of water freeze up and there you go – a fresh canvas of ice to work with and you are only limited by the number of tubs you have in your home. Do you ever wonder how much you could sell them for? Is there a market for that?
Carmine’s understands the desire to flex a creative muscle here and there, but maybe not with your furnace. If you read this list and decided you really didn’t want to do any of those this year, give Carmine’s a call at 203-791-8089.