This last Summer season has been such a problem. Most days were cold and wet, and I ran the cooling device for a couple of days here and then afterwards. For the majority of the summer, it was enough to simply crack the windows during the morning. At night, it was so chilly, that I’d need to shut all of the windows. The cooling device was pointless, and I resent that I still needed to get professional maintenance for it. I know that even if the ac system sits idle, it’s gathering dust and other pollutants. The jammed parts of dust hinders airflow, causes friction, and could quickly lead to malfunction. Also, I’ll end up paying bigger electric bills. So even though the cooling device was basically not needed this past year, I’ll spend the cash to have it professionally washed and checked. I’m further upset because it’s only the end of Fall, and I’m tempted to begin up the furnace. The outdoor temperature has dropped into the low 50s, and the rain is always there. The apartment is cold, and our family is bundled up in sweatpants and jackets. I am reluctant to turn up the thermostat and rely on the heater so early in the season. After I start up the gas furnace, it will easily work continually until sometime in April. Not only is that a lot of use on all of the components, but it’s going to cost myself and others a fortune. I have not even had the choice to have the furnace inspected at all.