I live in the northern region of the country and it is actually crucial to have your heating component checked in the fall before the Winter hits. We have blizzards every year and the last thing you want is your furnace going out in the middle of a blizzard. Periodically it is so bad that the Heating, Ventilation, and A/C specialists can’t even get out to your apartment if the roads are too icy. One Winter I made the mistake of not having our Heating, Ventilation, and A/C plan checked out in the fall and it broke in the middle of a snowstorm. I went without the oil furnace for several mornings. My husband and girls thought they were going to freeze to death. By the time the Heating, Ventilation, and A/C specialists got there the snowstorm was passing and the temperatures were start to moderate up. That was the first and last time I forgot to have the Heating, Ventilation, and A/C provider not come through for repair. It also ended up costing us more currency to get it fixed than had the two of us had repair done in the fall. There were more complications with the furnace after it was finally working extra taxing through the storm before splitting down. My husband said that if the two of us would have gone one more day without a furnace he was going to walk to a hotel and stay there. I now remind our friends and family every year in the fall to call the Heating, Ventilation, and A/C provider. I do not want anyone to go without a heating plan the way the two of us did! I have never felt so cold. Even section furnaces did not bring us any comfort.