I grew up in a lake residence where being handy was most certainly valued. Our parents believed in trying to handle all repairs on their own before calling in a professional. Doing this actually saved us a lot of money on major repairs. Sometimes this worked out, but other times, it was certainly not good. My siblings plus I followed in their steps. All of us would watch our parents take care of maintenance repairs plus learn all about home service. When all of us were old enough, our parents obtained small tool kits for us. Whenever our oil furnace would shut down, our dad took his toolkit out plus got started with repairs. He refused to call a Heating plus A/C specialist. At times, the repairs were simple. All of us would have heat within merely a few hours. Other times, it proved to be more challenging. I remember times when all of us made the choice to go almost a week without heat. I questioned our parents’ insistence to finish the repairs themselves. All of us went through this relentless cycle for years until our dad finally gave in and decided to call a Heating plus A/C business. The worker was quite shocked to see how far gone our oil furnace really was. He told us that he was astounded that it even lasted so long. This time, our dad had to go for an upgrade. He had many options to choose from. All of us debated between radiant heated flooring plus a smart temperature control device. He ultimately chose to install radiant heated flooring. It was a fantastic upgrade! It efficiently heated our entire lake residence plus kept us all toasty throughout the frosty winter days. All of us were so cheerful because all of us never experienced the agony of a broken oil furnace again.