When I was growing up, we didn’t have a whole lot but we also never went without whatever we needed.
Our lives were quite simple and I still give thanks that our parents chose to raise us this way. I’m sure they took a lot of heat from some of their peers. We lived very simply and that was often looked down upon. Like our house didn’t have modern HVAC technology at all. We had an awesome wood stove that took care of all the heating we would ever need. And we lived on 50 something acres so there was plenty of firewood to keep that heating going. As for air conditioning, we had the cool breezes and fans when it got hot in the summer. But you know, I never gave it any thought. I loved the way I was raised and it’s rubbed off on me in a myriad of ways. The home I own with my wife does have residential HVAC and I love the quality heating and air it provides. However, much like my parents, I’m always very keen to take care of whatever takes care of me. And the HVAC equipment is certainly no exception to that. Along with seasonal HVAC maintenance provided by our HVAC service plan, I have responsibilities of my own. The most important of which is making sure the HVAC air filter is changed once per month. Just keeping a clean air filter helps the HVAC unit be both efficient and not work too much. That allows for greater longevity from the HVAC equipment.