I am fairly handy around the house. While I’m not a pro, I do alright. Being able to repair stuff has saved myself and others quite a bit of money over all these years for sure. I’m also 1 of those people who cares about to keep a focused eye on what our money gets spent on. But, there is 1 thing I don’t even guess about doing myself. The heating & cooling system in our house gets took care of by a professional. There is zero hesitation about writing that check. I found out that 85 percent of all Heating & A/C repair call could have been avoided through regular maintenance. There are neighbors of mine who guess it’s just a rip off however they are simply kidding themselves. Not using a certified pro to maintain your Heating & A/C system will eventually catch up with pretty much everyone. Given the price of this equipment, you’d guess that we would all view maintenance costs as an investment. On average, leaving a heating & cooling system untook care of will reduce the lifespan of that component by a whopping 55 percent. No way I would ever let that happen. In fact, I am signed up for a proper Heating & A/C maintenance program. The Heating & A/C tech comes out twice per year to thoroughly go through all of the equipment. I’ve watched these people do their task & it is much more than a straight-forward walk thru. These certified Heating & A/C pros pay attention to every detail of your equipment. They maintain critical parts while also watching for signs of potential trouble. I am for sure the fairly handy woman who will have a look at most maintenance situations. But, I guess our limitations & you should too. Have a pro do all the maintenance on your Heating & A/C system.