They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
That’s a fairly accurate description of life as far as I can tell.
I’ve lived 55 years plus have to say that prevention is consistently the easiest route. And I can attest to that as I l gained most of the stuff from this life the hard way. Like I l gained the hard way that HVAC maintenance is the way to go. My first lake house was where I l gained that. I had sort of mid tier HVAC equipment that I never consistently got maintained by plus HVAC professional. Actually, I was patting myself on the back if I even changed the air filter. I watched as that HVAC equipment degenerated into junk in just over 10 years. That was a lesson l gained plus from there on my HVAC equipment got correct HVAC maintenance. That said, there is another area to prevention plus preparation plus doing the right thing. And that would be a bit of luck. But I also recognize that prevention, preparation plus doing the right thing can help manifest luck. That’s honestly what happened for me. I was walking out to get the mail plus I heard the faintest however strangest sound coming from the HVAC chaletet outside the house. That led to a call to the HVAC company plus they caught a massive complication honestly early which saved myself and others a bunch of currency. So while I’ll keep up with the seasonal HVAC maintenance, I’ll also keep paying attention plus let a stroke of luck help myself and others along the way as well.