The property next door to mine has been vacant for nearly ten years. It has become extremely decrepit over this time, and my wife and I were certain it would be vacant forever. We were surprised when a landscaping crew arrived there one day and began cleaning up the yard. The property had been sold, and we were about to have new neighbors! We were excited yet distinctly nervous. We wanted to throw a neighborhood “welcome” party for the new neighbors. We decided to have the HVAC system inspected before the big event, however. We came up with the idea when we saw our new neighbors having their cooling and heating system inspected. We realized we hadn’t had our HVAC system checked in about 5 years, so we decided to have it checked before the cold winter months crept in. A faulty furnace in our neck of the woods was not pretty! So, we had some HVAC technicians come inspect our HVAC system thoroughly, and it is actually lucky we did! We ended up needing a brand new furnace, which we had installed right away. Money was not a problem for us, thankfully, so we could afford whatever HVAC system repairs were necessary. The welcome gathering went well! We told our new neighbors that they helped us catch an issue with the furnace, and they were thankful we did. Our new neighbors are great. Thanks to them we caught a dangerous situation with the heating and cooling system – just in the nick of time! I can’t imagine what it might have been like that winter without a functioning furnace.