Last year, my husband and I were doing some work on the house. I knew that I had to call the HVAC company and have them come out and get the furnace serviced before winter. They had been talking about having a mild winter this year, and I kind of put off the furnace service. I didn’t just not call the HVAC company, I really just forgot. In the back of my mind, I thought that a mild winter meant that it would be warm and we wouldn’t have to worry about using the furnace as much. I was so mistaken with that idea. What happened is that the temperatures fluctuate so much, that it was harder on the furnace. It was clogging up dust and it had to have the air filters changed more often because we hadn’t had the furnace cleaned. The air ducts filled up with dirt and debris, which didn’t allow for proper airflow. We had quite a mess. I felt really bad that I hadn’t called the HVAC company and that we had some major complication come up with our furnace. This year, when it came time to have the furnace serviced, I called early to make the appointment. The HVAC company came out and worked on the furnace, in early September. We had another mild winter, but we knew that we were going to be okay and the airflow would be good when we needed it. I’m glad I did have the work done early. The snow arrived in November, and it was frigid and snowy for the next four months.