I really procrastinate way too much when it comes to doing maintenance work around the house.
I guess this year, it finally came back to bite me. I know that I probably should have been doing some work around the house to seal up all of the gaps and cracks around our windows and doors before the winter came, but I just kept on thinking that I had a lot more time before I really needed to worry about it. Of course, even though I thought I had the time, the winter came around on its schedule and not on mine! The weather started cooling down rather quickly and the temperatures dropped all of a sudden a couple of weeks ago. Now, it’s freezing cold outside and we are having issues with our heating system. Well, I don’t think that it’s actually an issue with the heating system itself. I think it’s more the fact that all of the heating that our furnace produces is literally going out the window because I didn’t seal them up the way that I should have. I know that I should have had an HVAC professional come out to the house to do some furnace maintenance and ductwork sealing for us too, but that’s yet another thing that I put off for too long! I know that our local HVAC company ran a furnace tune up special back in the fall and I just kept putting it off. If I had called them up and made an appointment back then, I don’t think that our house would be so cold and drafty right now!