19 Dec How HVAC Pros Help Protect Your Home
Winter can be hard on a house, but HVAC professionals like the ones at Cliff Bergin & Associates can help protect your home and everyone in it. More than just furnace repair and plumbing, our trained techs know how to prevent problems and detect them before they escalate. In both cases, a little help now can save you from big bills and headaches later. Here are a few preventive services to consider:
Côr™ Home Automation—Côr™ is a powerful tool for managing and monitoring all the systems that make your home smarter, safer, and more efficient. It gives you 24/7 access to heating and cooling systems, security, and utilities using any smartphone or computer, so you have complete control when you’re at home and peace of mind when you’re not. Easily connect with your heating and cooling systems, control lights, locks, or music, pair with a security monitoring company for faster response, or program it to send you mobile alerts from motion sensors, water alarms, or temperature indicators—all of which can head off big-ticket repairs for homeowners.
CO Detectors—carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless by-product of combustion—a gas that can reach dangerous levels when your home is closed for the winter and your furnace, fireplace, dryer, generator, or another appliance isn’t venting properly. Elevated CO can cause flu-like symptoms, but don’t assume you are safe just because you don’t feel sick—ask an HVAC expert about the Carrier® CO alarm with an easy-to-read digital display. Using sophisticated sensor technology, it continually monitors subtle changes in air quality and provides visual and audible alerts if CO levels begin to rise.
Battery Backup Sump Pumps—warm days in the middle of winter are great, but when water from melting snow and ice can’t be absorbed by the frozen ground, it can cause flooding in your basement. Keep your home safe and dry by testing your primary sump pump every few months, and also asking a licensed plumber from Cliff Bergin to install a secondary battery backup sump pump. If you’ve ever had water in your basement, you know it’s better to prevent water damage than to deal with the musty, moldy aftermath.
Protection for Plumbing—speaking of water damage, frozen pipes are a mess waiting to happen—whether they burst in winter or leak in spring. Ask your home comfort expert about ductless split systems to help warm up rooms that don’t receive enough heat from your furnace or boiler. Cliff Bergin also has plumbers on staff who can help with pipe insulation, water testing, water heater repairs, new softener installations, and more.
Start With Prevention, Stay With a Professional
As a homeowner, prevention is your first line of defense, but it’s also important to have a service pro you can trust when things go wrong. For honest, experienced help, call Cliff Bergin. We’re the name Ozaukee, Milwaukee, Waukesha, and Washington counties know for quality service, and the better choice for all your heating, air conditioning, air quality, and plumbing needs.