The importance of heating and cooling tune-ups

When it comes to how important heating and cooling is, my wife and I have different opinions.

  • I am the kind of guy that often forgets that the heating and air conditioning system exists until I am hot or cold, or something is broken.

Even then I still sometimes may forget. This is why my wife is the one to take care of all of the heating and air conditioning tune-ups that the HVAC system gets every six months. She is really big on HVAC technology and can name all kinds of different heating and cooling systems off the top of her head, she is also a big believer of tune-ups and their importance. I suppose we will have to agree to disagree. In my opinion I don’t ever think of our heating and a/c system unless I need to. She normally takes care of that for me making sure our heating and cooling system is always up to date and working efficiently. I made the mistake of thinking that what she did was no big deal, and that our heating and cooling system could work just fine without any kind of tune-ups or upgrades. I was proven wrong very quickly, we made a bet on it and I forgot to contact the HVAC business for the upgrades not once but twice. Our HVAC went a year without tune-ups and it was the winter chill that whipped it out. She was right, and once we had the repair and annual tune-ups performed again we never had any further problems.