Living in the north comes with a long list of difficulties as a new homeowner. I spent the better portion of my life living primarily in apartments or condominiums where there was zero home maintenance inside or out because an on-site maintenance staff was available five days a week to do everything for you. No mowing lawns, no fixing plumbing issues or HVAC concerns, and obviously no roof or siding to replace or repair. The last building I was in had a large boiler system connected to every single unit—you simply had your own control unit at your disposal and a nominal monthly fee compared to a gas or electric heating setup. So when I bought a house for the first time and realized I had to regularly maintain something as trivial as my chimney—lest I choke out and kill my family—I was a little overwhelmed. However, I found a large heating and cooling company nearby that covers everything from standard air conditioners to wood burning components like fireplaces and chimney stacks. I signed a maintenance contract to cover my cooling system in the summer months and my fireplace, chimney, and supplemental gas furnace during the winter season. They regularly clean the creosote from my chimney to keep the smoke venting out properly and service the air conditioner several times a year to keep it running for years to come. Granted, I’m still struggling to find solutions for lawn care and general home repairs, but it’s a huge weight off my shoulders to have my heating and cooling concerns remedied year round with a single company that I can trust.
March 20, 2019
March 20, 2019