As summer turns to fall and then into winter and temperatures begin to drop into the cooler weather, having your HVAC unit serviced and maintained is crucial. It is never a good thing to wait until it is already cold before having an HVAC technician come out and fix up your heating unit because it stopped functioning. Maintaining the HVAC system for your home can keep costs minimal and prevent any discomfort that may occur on the coldest nights of winter. The one year I chose not to have my HVAC system maintained before the winter cost me dearly! My wife and I ended up having to spend a week in a motel and had to have the entire heating system replaced, resulting in a lot of cash that could have been spent on something else. It was so brutally cold that we could not stay in our home and spending money on the motel, food, and needs while staying away from home, and having to buy a brand new HVAC unit could not have come at a worse time. It happened in the middle of the holidays, and we were supposed to have family come and stay with us also and ended up having to forget about our holiday festivities due to lack of funds, so it was a crappy year. The terrible consequences of that choice make me shudder to this day. Please be sure to keep your HVAC system maintained and serviced. Spending a little on maintenance will save a lot Just take it from me!