Waiting too long to schedule furnace maintenance

We’ve had the most beautiful fall season.

While the leaves have gradually changed color, we’ve enjoyed blue skies and sunshine.

There’s been very little rain and the temperature has climbed into the upper fifties every day. Although the nights have steadily turned a bit chilly, I’ve avoided starting up the furnace. With the windows closed, it takes the house a while to cool down. My family complained a little bit, but everyone simply put on a sweatshirt in the evening. At night, we sleep under heavy blankets. This morning, however, I woke up to a temperature of thirty degrees and a layer of snow on the ground. I haven’t finished winterizing my house but it looks like the season has arrived. I was so busy enjoying the moderate weather, I didn’t take care of putting the patio furniture away. I haven’t finished raking up the leaves and really needed to mow the lawn one more time. The snow shovels, ice scrapers and winter coats are still packed away. I also failed to schedule professional maintenance for the furnace. I called the HVAC contractor first thing this morning but they were already booked solid for the next month. They told me that a ton of people had contacted them as soon as they saw the snow on the ground. Apparently we all procrastinate over facing the winter season. Now I’m worried about the furnace failing before it gets properly serviced. I’ve got no choice but to run it steadily and hope for the best. I changed the air filter but there’s certainly a bunch of dust built up inside of the system.

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