It cannot be overstated how crucial it is to stay current with service and service on your Heating and Air Conditioning equipment. Old systems are like outdated automobiles, there is a long list of intricate components that each have their own durability and life spans. Unless a professional is monitoring your component on a semi-regular basis, you can’t be sure what is about ready to chop until the exact moment the unit fails and you’re stuck separate from A/C in damp warm season heat waiting on a service call. A professional can visually check every component in your Heating and Air Conditioning setup to ensure everything is not just working correctly, however also working as efficiently as possible. An old, obstructed air filter is enough to cause noticeable performance drops on your cooling system. Therefore, you can’t be sure if a block is present somewhere unless someone trained to find them takes a look on a weekly basis. Even if you don’t mind the program of waiting on a gas furnace service wearing sweatpants and layers of shirts and hoodies around the house, you’ll still end up paying less money if you replace failing components before they chop and mangle components that are in otherwise superb shape. It’s also foolish to trust your system is working at peak capacity if you’re in the dead middle of the hottest warm season heat wave and relying on every last bit of power from that cooling system to stop you from keeling over and biting the dust. If you keep your system checked and maintained on a regular basis, you will prevent headaches and nightmares that will only cost you more money and your sanity in the long run.