Is your heating and air system ready for the cold months?
If you own a house I highly recommend you have an HVAC service call performed on your unit sooner than later. Every year people decide to wait until the cold weather is already here before contacting one of their local heating and cooling companies for a checkup. This delay in contacting an AC or heating contractor often times results in the homeowner having to go without heat for a bit. Not because the contractor does not know what they are doing, the delay is caused because of everyone waiting until the last minute to schedule their checkup.
The smart thing to do is to set up an appointment in the late summer months to have someone come and take a look at your air ducts and heater. Most companies have to the capability to find the problems before they occur. They can also go ahead an prepare your house for the winter months even if it is still summer. Exercising this option will not only assure that you have heat in the winter, it will also save you a lot of hassle.