Cold weather lesson: don’t take comfort for granted

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Headline: Cold weather lesson: don’t take comfort for granted

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It’s cold out there. ‘Cause it’s still winter, of course. We’ve had plenty of treacherous freezing rain, snow and bone-chilling temperatures. But you’re all snug-as-a-bug in your cozy home, aren’t you? All wrapped up in your favourite sweater and fuzzy slippers, enjoying the good life while winter rolls on by. And why not? You work hard, you deserve to be comfortable in your own home. And true comfort is a beautiful thing.

It’s also something that tends to be taken for granted. It wasn’t (really) all that long ago that we had to struggle to stay warm. Folks would be huddled together in damp, dark caves—warming their toes next to a pot of boiling rocks. (Or something like that.) Technology has propelled us out of those dark ages and into a much more comfortable living.

After a long day of work, you come home, open the front door and whoosh—warm air greets you in the winter, and cool air gives you a high-five in the summer. You flip a switch and darkness is replaced with light. You turn some knobs and clean water rushes out at you—hot or cold—you get to decide. How great is that? You flush a tiny little lever and all your private business is sucked away into oblivion. No digging of holes, no foraging for clean leaves. You have plenty of soft paper on an endless roll within arms reach—at all times. (Well, unless you have teenagers.) And these are just a few of the many comforts of home.

Remember 10 years ago when we had that almost province-wide power outage that lasted for days? Fear and uneasiness swept through the neighbourhoods. It was almost primal. You flip the switch and nothing happens. It’s still dark. No warm air whooshes to greet you. Your house is silent, cold and dark. You feel as though you’re moments away from collecting rocks and foraging for leaves. Brrrrr… (OK, OK, so it was August, but it was still creepy.)

Thankfully, that rarely happens, but it’s still a reminder that your comfort shouldn’t be taken for granted. We know about comfort. It’s our job to know about comfort. We specialize in your #comfortzone. Don’t let anyone tell you that there is no magic inside the comfort zone. It’s still there, and we’re always thinking about it.

Contact us today and one of our service professionals will come out to your home to check your systems and ensure that this winter—you’re always greeted with the whoosh of warm air. 🙂