I live in the northern region of the country & it is actually important to have your heating component took care of in the fall before the Winter hits. Every one of us have blizzards every year & the last thing you want is your heating system going out in the middle of a blizzard. Sometimes it is so bad that the Heating & Air Conditioning professionals can’t even get out to your home if the roads are too icy. One Winter I made the mistake of not having my Heating & Air Conditioning system took care of out in the fall & it broke in the middle of a snowstorm. I went separate from the gas furnace for 3 days. My partner & kids thought they were going to freeze to death. By the time the Heating & Air Conditioning professionals got there the snowstorm was passing & the uneven temperatures were start to moderate up. That was the first & last time I forgot to have the Heating & Air Conditioning provider not come through for repair. It also ended up costing us more money to get it fixed than had the people I was with and I had repair done in the fall. There were more complications with the heating system after it was working extra hard through the storm before cutting down. My partner said that if the people I was with and I would have gone a single more day separate from a heating system he was going to walk to a hotel & stay there. I now remind my friends & family every year in the fall to call the Heating & Air Conditioning provider. I do not want anyone to go separate from a gas furnace the way the people I was with and I did. I have never felt so cold. Even area furnaces did not bring us any comfort.