My uncle has been having a hard time this winter, ever since he moved into his new house. It’s been issue after issue. And I shouldn’t say new house, the house is actually pretty outdated, but he has always been drawn to homes like that. Places with character as well as history always have more life to them, at least, that has what my uncle is always telling me. He’s starting to eat those words. I suppose when he purchased the house he didn’t look at it as thoroughly as he should have, however he did have a house inspection. My parents say he didn’t have a Heating, Ventilation and A/C inspection! So, he thought the house was a really good deal, when in fact, the price had been lowered because there were troubles with the Heating, Ventilation plus A/C system. When he first started having trouble with his hot water, he thought he just needed to have his hot water tank updated. The outdated tank had been in that house for probably 12 years; not the oldest it could be, but is was insufficient for it to do what it should be doing. Well, not even a month after that, the central heating stopped working too. That outdated boiler had breathed its last and had enough! But my uncle knew it wasn’t a ductwork problem (boilers don’t use air ducts or need air filters) which meant that the problem could only be serious. He ended up needing a whole new boiler system, and only one model would work with the outdated system. It took several days for the new boiler to come in. That was several days of having no heat. He’s glad again now that it’s in, but those were several days of no Heating, Ventilation, and A/C torture.