Have you ever avoided checking your bank account when you were younger because, hey, as long as you don’t check it you’ll have enough money, right? It’s a common thing for people to avoid taking proactive, preventive steps to keep their bank accounts, bodies, cars, etc. in good condition. Lots of people wait to deal with issues until they start to notice symptoms of a problem, because they don’t want to be bothered or deal with the anxiety of dealing with issues early, or what have you.
The problem with doing that is that it doesn’t actually make those problems go away. It just gives them more opportunities to harm you before you correct them. Have a look at why neglecting air conditioning maintenance is just setting yourself up for further issues in the future, and how scheduling maintenance on a regular basis actually grants a lot of advantages.