This past year, winter arrived way earlier than normal. By the end of September, all of us already had snow on the ground and temperatures low enough to require operating the furnace, and 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 summertime 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 beach house were shut tight, but I completely forgot to schedule professional service for the heater. Unfortunately, the heater was forced to carry a heavy workload from September until the middle of March. All of us experienced temperatures well below zero and blizzard-like conditions, and the the heating unit ran non stop. I anxious that it would swiftly quit in the middle of the night and leave our family separate from heat. I undoubtedly didn’t want to pay for a pricey furnace service or be forced to replace the whole gas furnace, and I was relieved when springtime finally arrived, and I instantly contacted a local Heating and A/C contractor and proposed service for both the heater and cooling system. I didn’t want to get caught separate from having the cooling unit respectfully took care of and cleaned, and I doubted I’d be lucky enough to get through another season separate from a malfunction.