Living up in the north I have learned when I was young how important having an officially running oil furnace was to my family’s health and well being. If anything stopped the furnace from running while in the coldest nights of my life was almost unbearable. Always make sure you get your oil furnace tested out before Winter to keep from having concerns later on, however once I became a grown up plus had my own lake home I constantly made sure that I would call the local Heating plus Air Conditioning contractor to schedule a maintenance plus repair appointment on my oil furnace for the fall. I remember one unique Winter when the oil furnace stopped toiling plus my family had to stay in a hotel for a month until the Heating plus Air Conditioning contractor got the oil furnace repaired. It was such a pain in the neck to move my family of 6 into a motel for a week. It was a very costly mistake plus would never happen again. It costs to keep the oil furnace inspected but not quite as costly as needing it repaired in the dead of Winter plus needing to be uprooted from your own lake home while waiting on parts or service. The heating maintenance contractor is so awesome! They constantly attempt to get things done suddenly plus efficiently. I have an annual repair agreement with the heating contractor to maintain plus repair my AC plus furnace twice a year before Winter plus summer. It’s important to keep those officially inspected otherwise your AC plus furnace won’t last as long plus replacing them can cost a lot more than just the AC unit itself. Take it from someone who lived through an incident of not having heat or AC when it is needed most….it’s worth the maintenance.