I think it’s consistently for the best to invest in any maintenance program offered for your appliances at home, as well as your car. Turning down a four-year warranty on a new automobile is foolish, however imagine turning it down when it would only cost you an extra $10 per month! I don’t think about you, however I just think that’s ludicrous. Some people are terribly frugal though, and I would think – my partner is without question one of the stingiest people I know! This is the same lady who believes that a $2 tip is even-handed and satisfactory, no matter how luxurious the bill is! What’s even more amazing is that this isn’t even the worst thing she’s done. When all of us were still just recently married, my partner and I dealt with our home’s heating and a/c enduring a major breakdown. It was bad – bad enough that our air duct was compromised by an serious backdraft of dirt, dust and debris from the outdoors. I won’t get into the particulars of how it happened, however let me tell you this – whole-condo fans are undoubtedly more powerful than you’d expect, and you’d better make sure that every window in the condo is open when you use it! Anyway, all of us had an Heating, Ventilation plus A/C maintenance supplier come by the condo to perform maintenance on the system and appraise the air duct replacement costs. When he came back with the estimated charges for cleaning out the air duct, he even went as far as itemizing the actions taken to clean the ducts, and showed the individual charges for each action. Still, this wasn’t enough for my cash-conscious partner, as she refuted his quote and insisted he do it for free. “You never told us the whole-condo fan could damage our system the way it did”, she explained, “so I think it’s only even-handed that you get our ducts cleaned at no charge as a show of superb purchaser service!” I couldn’t think she said it, and I especially couldn’t think her strong-arm approach worked.