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Local business urges homeowners to prepare for a hot summer amid COVID-19 realities

As households are trying to convert to their new normal in day-to-day life, it’s important to ensure that the comforts of home are reliable
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The past 12 months have been anything but predictable. The world has seen devastating weather systems resulting in uncontrollable forest fires, floods and natural disasters. And to top things off, over the past nine weeks communities have been facing unprecedented challenges due to COVID-19. 

It’s safe to assume that most are looking forward to a sense of normalcy – whenever that may shape up to be. 

As households are trying to convert to their new normal in day-to-day life, it’s important to ensure that the comforts of home (that may have previously been taken for granted) are reliable. While social distancing remains a matter of safety, the homes in our communities continue to be sanctuaries for many. 

In for a hot summer 

The Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts that summer will be hotter than normal in Guelph and Southern Ontario, with the hottest periods in late June and early to mid- and mid- to late July. This means that homeowners will want to make sure their air conditioning units are ready for the task ahead without risking potential downtime due to mechanical failure. 

Simply stated – it’s time to get your HVAC system checked. 

“For residential and commercial buildings who have had their systems shut down or operating minimally over the cooler months, we recommend that the HVAC system undergo routine maintenance, inspection and testing during the spring start-up process,” says Rick Oosterveld, owner of Oosterveld Heating and Air Conditioning. “This will ensure that any issues will be identified and addressed before the system is needed to perform consistently as temperatures heat up.” 

“One of the costliest mistakes a homeowner can make is waiting to contact their HVAC specialist to perform regular maintenance.” 

Now is also time to good time consider if your HVAC system needs to be upgraded or replaced and take advantage of spring incentives and manufacture rebates

While HVAC installation, repair and maintenance businesses are phased in as part of Ontario’s plan to open the province up, it’s still essential to keep safety at the forefront of any job. “As a result of COVID-19 and our commitment to keeping our clients safe, we have customized our  service and installation plans,” says Oosterveld. “This means maintaining social distancing, sanitizing our equipment and limiting our physical interactions.”

Oosterveld Heating and Air Conditioning hope that the community they serve keeps well and stays strong during this time while looking forward to the warmth of a new season and promise of better days to come. 

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