The company I work for is holding a three-day conference. I was in charge of planning the event, and I needed to make sure everything was seamless because it was not just my name on the line but also the company’s name. When I got home, I was excited to tell my partner how well my day went. We talked about it for a while, and then he asked if I had confirmed that the whole home heating system was in good condition. I told him that everything was okay, but since he mentioned it, I would call the heating provider first thing in the morning to service the gas furnace. The following day I passed by the heating corps, and I was fortunate enough to find an HVAC repairman who would attend to the furnace/heater tune-up so early in the morning. When my boss spotted the home services truck, she immediately called me to ask if we had a problem with the boiler installation. I assured her that it was just a regular maintenance routine. During the maintenance, the technician found an issue in the HVAC duct. He cleaned the washable filter and discovered a mechanical problem with the heater, which meant it was a ticking time bomb and would have shut down anytime. I could not imagine such a thing happening because it would tarnish our image. He recommended that we schedule duct cleaning with the heating provider, and during this, the serviceman would detect any other defects in the ductwork. That day I was so glad I had averted a major disaster, and I could not help but smile to myself as I sipped hot chocolate going through a couple of energy-saving help tips.