Defeating Murphy's Law

Need a little refresher on Murphy’s Law?  This old adage states “Everything that can go wrong, probably will… and at the worst possible moment”.   


That’s the law of nature that causes your coffee lid to leak, dribbling coffee on your white shirt enroute to a client meeting; or causes a flat tire, in a pouring rain, on your way to a job interview.  Or, as in our case, Murphy triggers a full meltdown of the HVAC system, during a scorching Texas holiday weekend… twice!  Yep, Murphy has taken up residence in our house on more than one occasion. I’m excellent at playing the “coulda, shoulda, woulda” game with myself, promising to take care to avoid these breakdowns in the future.   


I know we’ve barely started air conditioner season, but in a few days, we’ll all flip that switch and crank down the thermostat, expecting our HVAC to do its magic. But what you don’t know can absolutely hurt you. Though the air conditioner shares a distribution system with the furnace, there are components of the cooling system that have been lazing about all winter, and are in desperate need of a tune up before you ask a lot of them. Let’s give our systems a fighting chance by doing a little preventative maintenance now so it can take care of us all summer long.   


In an effort to help you keep Murphy at bay this summer, this month’s Item of Value is an introduction to my friends at Altruistic A/C & Heating who are offering a pre-season check-up at a fantastic price. Before you put max load on your HVAC this summer, let’s have Les and his crew give it a good once-over: blow the dust and debris off all surfaces and clear the gunk (that’s a technical term) from the drain lines. Let them verify the refrigerant levels and perform a functions check on the thermostat, float switch and other features that can prevent ill-timed surprises. You can simply click here to request an appointment and Les will follow up with you to schedule a time. In the meantime, you can do your part to lighten your system’s load by tackling a few of the practical suggestions on this flyer.


Help me, let Altruistic help you. Together we’ll defeat Murphy, and his annoying little Law, and keep ourselves cool all summer.   


It’s a good (cool) life! 

Cindy Smith 

Broker Associate/REALTOR® 

Phone: (512) 426-2431

[email protected]


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