Where I live, winters are harsh, and we can have a hard time keeping our homes warm. However, my house has a furnace that works great, and my family is glad that we do. We always prioritize having the unit serviced and fixed-up before winter reaches its peak. We live in the Midwest, so temperatures can drop to very low levels. I consider my furnace as important as having plenty of food stocked in the refrigerator. My heating company is scheduled to visit my house the first week of October every year. When they come, they make sure the air ducts are free of dirt and dust, and they also troubleshoot any minor issues. The process takes no more than two hours, and they leave us assured that we’re ready for the winter. Since we began this process, we have been able to avoid larger issues. Some of my other family members have avoided this process and paid the price later. They always brush me off when I suggest the inspection, thinking that it is unnecessary. Having the inspection done allows me to relax. A few extra dollars is worth knowing that we will be warm for the months to come. Aside from this, my heating company is available twenty-four hours a day in case our unit gives us any trouble.