When the local heating and cooling provider started signing homeowners for emergency furnace/heater tune-up, we all thought it was just a way to get money from us. I only signed up when they offered free heater consultations to members, which I knew I would use. The HVAC repairman who tried to explain the concept to me also told me that it was a good service because if there were any emergencies during winter or summer, those who signed up would be on the priority list for heating and cooling system repair or maintenance. That made me make the final decision to sign up. It’s a decision I’m thankful that the HVAC technician Influenced me to make because, in the freezing winter, our HVAC equipment gave up on me. When I called the emergency contact provided by the heating contractor, I was booked in to get a central heater expert at my house within the hour. It was impressive because, in past cases, any calls for boiler repair or electric furnace tune-up during the crisis season meant you’d have to wait until everyone who’d called before, regardless of the matter, got served. I liked the response rate because within minutes, we knew that we’d have to buy a new heating technology to replace our failed one, and an order was placed for new equipment. So much for having an emergency fund; we cleared it all so we couldn’t have another emergency. I have since explained how the service works to most of my friends, and they’ve signed up for a response in case the boiler in their house decides to do a number on them. The only thing I’m not calling for urgent services for is the simple task of changing the furnace filter.