There is something absolutely awe-inspiring about looking at the ravages of winter on the lake. I stood on the shore of the lake, looking out at the frozen tundra. It was hard to realize there was a vast body of water beneath all the ice. It reminded me of a scene from a show about the Arctic. There was ice as far as I could see. I walked back to my house, wondering what kind of damage my house had. I never really thought about my house when I was looking at the lake. If the winter could make these amazing changes to a body of water, what was it doing to my home? I knew I had to have my home inspected. The wind buffeted my roof and siding all winter long. The ice and snow laid heavily in the yard, covering the air conditioning unit. My furnace ran continually. I worried that I was doing damage to everything, and I hadn’t done anything to take care of it in many years. I made a vow that this year I was going to make a change. I had a construction company come in and check out my home. The roof needed some work, and I had to have the siding repaired. The building contractor told me he was going to have an HVAC technician come in and look at the furnace and air conditioning unit. He explained that AC units were made to withstand the weather. The furnace was in good shape, but it needed a good cleaning. All in all, my house was faring well, even through the harsh weather..