The local heating business was having a raffle ticket draw to raise money for charity and provide quality heating to the needy.
They announced the draw to the locals, who were all invited.
I made sure to attend because one of the prizes was a complimentary heat pump service. My heating device was due for annual service, but I was broke. I had just bought another car for the business and needed more money for maintenance. I have a lucky streak regarding draws, as I always win something, no matter how small. The homeowner solutions company organizing the event had a hat filled with random numbers they would shuffle and pick the winning cards. Before starting the draw, the HVAC professionals took questions from the audience about maintaining the longevity and proper function of the heating equipment, including the electric furnace. A question I often see in such gatherings is whether a homeowner can install or run a furnace/heater tune-up independently. I have researched the same and discovered that if you are not a qualified HVAC technician, you cannot do the process as it needs special equipment and know-how. Another interesting question I heard was whether an old system could still provide quality indoor comfort. One of the HVAC suppliers answered this by saying it could as long as it was well taken care of by frequent maintenance. When the questions were over, the heating contractor drew the ruffles, and I had the winning number. My dual fuel system would at least be serviced and for free! The experts were at my house the following week to run maintenance.