Wednesday, April 15, 2015
The Once-a-Year Step for Everyday Comfort
You’ve probably heard of Poor Richard’s Almanac even if you have never read it. This was a work by Ben Franklin back when the country was young, and it had a calendar, weather predictions and some wise sayings. Well, if Ben Franklin were writing weather predictions for Contra Costa County, he’d say, “It’s going to be hot this summer.” Seems to me, it happens every year around that time, and this year, we’ll be true to the calendar again. Yet, if only Franklin had had central air conditioning, I think he could have added some updated helpful advice like this: “If you want something to last, you take care of it. If you want something to do its job, you make sure it’s running well. If you want something to protect you in the night, you make sure it doesn’t have any hidden dangers.” Why do I think that? Because here’s what Franklin actually did say: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” You’ve heard it, I’ve heard it, and we all know it’s true. So what ounce of prevention can you bring to your home comfort this spring? One simple step of a preseason checkup on your system can make a world of difference in your comfort all summer long. To learn more about the value of routine maintenance, take a look at this info, The Nutty Way to Solve a Problem Before It Happens.