Every year it seems like the temperatures get a little bit colder. Maybe it’s because my wife and I live close to the great lakes. There are definitely colder temperatures and more snow when you live close to Lake Michigan. I never experienced this much snow when I was a kid, but we were three hours south of the lake. My wife, myself, and our children all live in Alsip, illinois. We’re about an hour away from Chicago, in a small village that is much smaller. The cost of real estate was cheaper in Alsip, which is one of the reasons why my wife and I moved here after college was over. In order to make sure that our furnace is ready for the cold winter season, my wife and I contact a heating company in Alsip to perform a complete and exhaustive list of preventative repairs and measures that help the furnace work better during the winter months. Some of these measures include inspecting the wiring, checking the electrical connections, and visually inspecting the heat exchanger, flame operation, and gas pressure. The furnace repair technician also inspects the igniter or pilot light, Air flow, ductwork, and all of the duct connections. Even a brand new furnace needs a service tune up at least one time each year. It makes sense to call a professional. There are several service providers in the Cook County area and a few right here in alsip. Many of the companies provide services 24 hours a day and 7 days a week in the event of a winter emergency.