Every six weeks or so, I schedule a routine heating and cooling inspection. I have a wonderful HVAC mechanic who I constantly call because I trust him, and he never overcharges me. I started having these routine inspections done a few years ago when both my heating and cooling systems gave out on me. After having it repaired, my mechanic informed me that I could have prevented the issue had I called him to give everything a quick inspection a few weeks in advance. This was a major wake-up call for me. I did not think much about household appliances before that, and the conversation certainly made me ponder maintenance differently. I would much rather do a little bit of preparation in advance to keep my appliances in perfect working order instead of having to deal with major repairs. Those repairs can be very costly, and I do not constantly have the cash to get everything fixed right away. In the past I have had to put the repair cost on my credit card, and this certainly adds to my amount of debt. I am glad that I learned the big lesson about my HVAC inspections years ago because now I do not have to deal with any sizable concerns. Everyone should have a trustworthy Heating and Air Conditioning mechanic who they can call to do things like this. It certainly makes all the difference in my opinion, when you form a relationship with the people who you work with often and depend on. Everything feels more personal. I never have to worry about being charged more than I should be for an inspection or any kind of repair because I think that my mechanic has my best interest in mind.