As a licensed HVAC technician, I try to give everyone good advice when working on their heating and cooling systems. I have been doing this job for a number of years, and I know that there are a number of steps people can take to make sure their system stay in good working shape. Each time I go out to a call after making a repair, I advise clients to schedule routine inspection so that I can find any small problems before they get worse. Doing this in the mild seasons is a good idea because it keeps the customer from having to live without a heater or air conditioner during the most extreme weather. I feel like some sort of mechanical dr. for heating and air conditioners. Most of the time, people do not take my advice. Instead, they wait until their heater or air conditioner is fully out of commission before they give me a call. When this happens, I often have to charge them much more than I would have for an inspection. This really drives me up the wall because I am not in this for the money. I am a people person, and I like fixing things. I wish people would put more attention into their household appliances because it definitely pays off in the long run. Trust me, I have been doing this for a long time. I know that HVAC systems require a pretty fair amount of attention to stay healthy. Perhaps I should talk to my company about sending out some sort of reminders to our customers. This would also save me a lot of work. I wouldn’t be going to so many emergency service calls.