Severe Weather and your Comfort System

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Every year the DC area experiences severe storms that knock out power. Following the storms, these power outages leave homeowners with uncomfortable homes and refrigerators full of spoiled food. You can plan now to avoid these problems in your home.

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Generators keep the power on

No one gives a second thought to generators until the power goes out. And nothing brings out the envy like a brightly lit house in a neighborhood of darkness. While gasoline-run generators can provide temporary relief, they are bulky, loud and need constant refilling. Did you know there is a solution that never needs to be refilled, comes on automatically and can run the major systems of your home no matter the conditions outside?  

A natural gas generator can provide electricity to your home comfort systems and household appliances, like your refrigerator, for example. Natural gas generators come in sizes based on the amount of power you want. An average-sized generator costs around $9,000, installed. This initial investment saves you from the disruption of outages, keeps your communication devices charged and you’ll never need to replace your food again! 

In the winter, a generator can save you from potential burst pipes and will keep your home just as warm as it was before the outage. It will also provide you with comfortable sleep when the summer humidity combines with a lack of power. Your family, especially children and the elderly, are safe from overheating during extended summer outages. A generator provides you with the peace of mind that allows you to ignore the inconvenience of power outages.

Climate Heating & Cooling provides a wide range of natural gas generators to see your family through the worst storms mother nature can bring. Call us at 703-750-4008 for a FREE consultation!

Power surges and fuses

Other common occurrences during storms are lightening strikes. Your HVAC system is equipped with safety features to protect it when struck by lightening or storm related power surges. If your system suddenly stops working following a storm, the fuses may be the culprit. There are fuses on the outdoor unit of your system and also fuses in the indoor air handler. Both of these can be purchased at a hardware store and can be replaced with relative ease by the homeowner. Keep a spare set on hand in case you need them for the next storm.

If you want help finding the fuses on your unit, call us at 703-750-4008, we will be happy to tell you where to find them!

Severe storms can be dangerous, not to mention terribly inconvenient, but there are things you can do to be ready when they hit. If you want more information about natural gas generators in DC, Suburban MD, or Northern VA, call us today.

Corey Rodgerson

Corey is a third-generation HVAC technician. Both of his grandfathers started in the trade in its infancy and both of his parents continued the tradition with Climate Heating & Cooling. Corey has earned master's licenses as an HVAC Mechanic, Electrician, Gas Fitter, and Plumber. He has been certified in lead remediation, building performance through BPI, and he has completed five NATE certifications for service and installation of HVAC units. He is committed to training and deploying the best technicians in the industry.

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