As a child, for some reason or another, I always remembered the rainy days in the home that I grew up in the most. You would expect that I would prefer the warm and sunny days, so I can go out and play with my friends in the neighborhood, and I certainly did plenty of that. Nevertheless, some of my most cherished memories are of me playing in my room and using my imagination as the rain pitter pattered on the window pane. I also loved to curl up in bed or on the couch and read a good book on such days. I don’t know what it is about rainy days and books, but they go together so well! I was reflecting on these fond memories recently, during a tune-up to my HVAC system. I realized that those great memories of enjoying a rainy day at home would be entirely tarnished and ruined were it not for the excellent HVAC system that my parents owned in that home. I can imagine quite easily that cold and rainy days would be absolutely miserable without a decent heater. Instead of being warm and toasty, it would be damp and freezing and miserable. I never thought about it as much back then, but we sure did have a great furnace! I guess subconsciously, my appreciation for good climate control is what drives me to make sure that the house that I now own as an adult has an HVAC system that is tended to regularly, to ensure that it works well.