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Do you know how Walt Disney’s mother died? On November 26th, 1938, Disney’s father woke up to find his wife unresponsive on the bathroom floor. He passed out trying to help her. This was a life-changing, heartbreaking tragedy for Walt Disney, and %100 preventable. Disney was enjoying success from the release of Snow White, in 1937, and gifted his parents a home in California. He installed a new gas furnace to ensure they were comfortable. The joy of success quickly turned to depression when his mother lost her life due to a lethal gas leak from the new furnace. Police determined the carbon monoxide fumes which consumed the home were due to a faulty connection. That’s right, the man who created timeless lovable characters who inspired wonder and joy, suffered unspeakable tragedy due to an avoidable danger.

There are many other reasons why you should get your furnace or heating system tuned up and inspected each year.

Here are my top 3:

  • Ensure the safety of your family – A cracked heat exchanger can flood your home with carbon monoxide. This “silent killer” is colorless, odorless and deadly. Your heating system needs to be checked routinely to ensure it is operating safely. As a father, my family is the most important asset I will ever have. I cannot even imagine the heartbreak Walt Disney experienced.
  • Reduce Risk of Emergency Breakdown – My fiancé is a terrible driver, and even worse at proactive car maintenance. She misses every scheduled oil change, blows up the motor and then wonders why I’m mad. Just like your car needs an oil change, your AC unit needs a routine tune up. All mechanical equipment is susceptible to wear and tear. One of our expert techs will inspect your system, identify potential issues before a major breakdown in the middle of winter. This will save you money in the long run and prolong the life of your system.
  • Lower Monthly Energy Bills – You may not know me, yet, but we have a common enemy…the electric company. A heating system that is not properly maintained will result in more money sent to the money pit disguised as an electric company. As a system fills up with dust and parts wear down, it takes more energy to push then heat to a comfortable level. As the energy amps up, the parts wear down faster, and around, and around we go.

Avoid unspeakable tragedy, don’t get caught in the cold, and keep that money in your pocket!

Stay cool my friends,
The King of Cool ZAC