YOUR CONTRACTOR - HEATING, AIR CONDITIONING & PLUMBING SPECIALISTS
Perfect Comfort Inc., is a trusted, fully insured contractor located in Salisbury Mills, NY in Orange County. We have been in business in the Orange County NY & Hudson Valley, NY area for several years and have been mostly involved in new construction and renovation installation of heating, air conditioning and plumbing systems. Our service department consists of highly trained service technicians to better serve customers. We have installed several systems, which include both residential and commercial applications, in Orange, Rockland, Westchester, Putnam, Sullivan, and Dutchess Counties. Perfect Comfort is proud to be part of the privatization of military housing in the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. We are also proud to work for Balfour Beatty, a worldwide renowned company in renovating these historic homes. Excellence in craftsmanship and service are our top priorities. The goal we achieve is to deliver quality products and service at the most competitive prices.
Keeping Your Vents Clear Could Save Your Life
With the recent resurgence of cold weather we've had in the past couple weeks, it seems winter isn't ready to let us go quite yet. In the wake of these freak winter storms, it is not uncommon to suddenly find yourself with a full list of additional chores to do around the house to clear everything up. This can be especially true if you've just had a bunch of snow dumped on your property. However, in addition to shoveling the snow away from your driveway, it is extremely important that you make sure your furnace, water heater, and dryer vents are all clear of snow as well, and we'll tell you why. Whether you heat your home with oil or gas, your system has an exhaust pipe of some kind that is going to terminate outside of your home somewhere. In older homes this could be led up a chimney, but in newer homes, it tends to go through your walls directly outside your home. Normally, if these exhaust vents become blocked, the system will stall, whether from lack of oxygen getting into the system or because of the systems' built in safety mechanisms, and the system may just not turn back on until the blockage is cleared. However, when these exhaust pipes are covered by snow, what is known as a snow cave can sometimes form, trapping exhaust fumes and the CO2 produced as a result of the ignition process, and leaving them nowhere to go but back inside your home through cracks or gaps. For this reason, it is extremely important that you make yourself aware of where your home's exhaust vents are, and make sure you clean any standing snow away from them immediately in the wake of a storm. Not only will this keep your system functioning, keeping you and your family warm, but it might also save your lives.