After the drama our heating device showed us in the middle of winter, we were not willing to risk going into summer without heating maintenance. Back then, our heat pump had gone off with the freezing temperatures, and the furnace decided to bail on us too. It was a messy 24 hours waiting for the heating dealer to find us an emergency HVAC tech for our home services emergency because they were busy with similar emergencies. Thankfully we had an electric heater to handle around. We had already invested in what we knew as quality heating technology from the heating industry, so all we needed to do was keep them well-serviced with the help of the HVAC serviceman. Everyone had set reminders for when we had agreed to have a technician check the heating equipment for any flaws. It is now funny to think about how panicked we were, but the trauma of staying cold made us fear suffering heat strokes if anything went wrong with the equipment. The only thing we were sure was okay was the digital thermostat because it was only several months old. But even that didn’t feel comforting because we had been told that any messes within our equipment would also affect the thermostat. We booked the heating repair just before everyone started doing their home calls for help. I bought the air filters we needed because we knew they usually run out of stock sometimes when demand goes high, especially since summer gets a little dustier for us. The technician came around intending to do a ductwork cleaning session, but some cracks could not be ignored. That became an extra day of work for them to do the duct sealing effectively.