Springtime was great this year. The weather was warm and the big blue skies were a welcome sight after a long freezing winter. The tulips and daffodils were blooming and it was clear that Spring had finally come to came claim the land. That’s all well and good, but the Summertime is coming too and it is hot enough down here to make us miss Winter My wife reminded me that it was time to get the central a/c system tuned up before the summertime arrived. I usually had this done, but some years I would forget and then there were sometimes issues with our HVAC system during the hottest days of the Summer. So I called our local HVAC dealer. Their number was on a sticker that was on our furnace and A/C system in the basement. Which is handy, because I’d forget it otherwise. I called and scheduled an appointment for a few afternoons later. The HVAC serviceman arrived and set about his work checking over our whole central air system. He cleaned the compressor outside and did any tweaks to our system that kept it running smoothly all during the Summertime weeks. This HVAC business usually has a special price for a tune up and has an even better deal if you schedule a system check twice a year: once for the A/C and then again in the Fall for the furnace. This is the ideal way to avoid a surprise problem at the most inopportune time.