The winter season brings with it all kinds of challenges to overcome – specifically if you live in the Northern areas of the country. Roads may become icy or blocked with snow making travel impossible. Of course, where there are snow and ice, there is also extremely cold temperatures. Anyone who has spent any time in these conditions knows just how much adversity a winter season can pose for our lives. Just like extremes in heat, extremes in cold can also be fatal. In order to ensure we are best off for the winter, it is likewise best to ensure our heating method is sound. For those who rely on an HVAC system, it is important to have your equipment inspected. An annual system inspection and tune-up are recommended for all HVAC systems. Failing to have a licensed service technician regularly inspect your heating and cooling system, may leave you in legitimate jeopardy during the most extreme weather of the season. An HVAC system which is not kept up properly is more vulnerable to breaking down the more it is used. This means, that during the event of a blizzard, the constant use of your home’s central heater could cause it to malfunction when it is needed most. Depending on the weather, it then may not be possible for a service technician to be able to repair your HVAC system immediately. When being stuck in your home, because of inclement weather, it is very dangerous to not have your HVAC system running. To make matters easier, you may sign up for an HVAC service plan that allows for your HVAC service company to contact you when it is time for an inspection.