Christmas is just around the corner, qne in the south, that means a couple of things. Of course, Christmas is synonymous with peace on earth and goodwill toward man, but in my house it also was known for something else! Every year, just before Christmas, we repeated the same tradition each year. Every year, we contacted the HVAC contractor shortly before Christmas. The plan was to have the HVAC contractor come out to service the gas furnace and make sure it was operating in peak condition for the winter. It’s a tradition I s keep up with. Sometimes, it is not actually necessary to run the gas furnace here in the south where I live, but even so, I like to make sure the heater is ready for when I need it. I rely on air conditioning throughout the year, but there are a few mornings when I need the gas furnace to keep my house warm and comfortable. Without the heater, the water in the plumbing pipes might freeze? If that happens, the pipes could crack or burst. Water expands when it freezes. Starting up the gas furnace on mornings when it’s super cold outside helps to ensure the plumbing isn’t at risk. When summer is on the way, I get my air conditioner serviced. When Christmas is approaching, I get my gas furnace inspected. I recommend proactive service for everybody. Anyone who values their HVAC system, should have the Heating and A/C system professionally checked every year.