This past year, wintertime arrived way earlier than normal. By the end of September every one of us already had snow on the ground and hot and cold temperatures low enough to require operating the heater. I was caught totally unprepared and forced to scramble to winterize our home, and Ineeded to put all of the patio furniture and barbecue grill into storage and close down the swimming pool. All of the summer clothing needed to be put away to make room for wool coats, knitted hats and heavy boots, and I made sure the snow shovels and ice scrapers were accessible, and that the snow blower was ready to operate, and I even went out and bought a supply of rock salt. I made sure all of the windows in the home were shut tight, although I completely forgot to schedule professional maintenance for the heater. Unfortunately, the furnace was forced to carry a heavy workload from September until the middle of April. Both of us experienced hot and cold temperatures well below zero and blizzard-like conditions, and the the heating unit ran non stop. I distraught that it would abruptly quit in the middle of the evening and leave our family without heat. I legitimately didn’t want to pay for an upscale furnace maintenance or be forced to replace the whole gas heater. I was relieved when springtime finally arrived, and I instantly contacted a local Heating and A/C company and advocated repair for both the heater and cooling system. I didn’t want to get caught without having the cooling unit officially diagnosed and cleaned, and I doubted I’d be lucky enough to get through another season without a malfunction.