Just like most everyone else, I can be bad about taking things for granted.
It’s like having a car is just essential and an expected part of life.
When in fact, I could use public transportation easily. The same goes for the quality heating and air in my home. I know that I don’t give enough attention to the residential HVAC and I’m trying to change that. The heating and cooling equipment is so essential to our lives and yet like most of us, I just don’t think about it. I’m always too busy being in the commercial HVAC at work or dealing with some drama at home. So I just haven’t been paying attention to the HVAC equipment the way I should. And with a bit more attention paid to the HVAC equipment, I could be saving a lot more money on operating costs. And it’s not just the operating cost that are important when it comes to paying attention to the HVAC equipment. With regular maintenance and care, HVAC equipment lasts a lot longer too. So I’ve tried to start at the basics. I’ve set alarms across all of my devices to remind me to change the air filter each month. This seems like a pretty small thing to do when it comes to the health of the residential HVAC. But along with consistent seasonal HVAC maintenance, changing the air filter is one of the most important things that can be done. Leaving dirty air filters inside the HVAC unit simply restricts the airflow for the heating and cooling equipment. That makes it work harder putting more stress on the delicate parts inside the HVAC unit. So I’m going to be on top of the HVAC air filter from now on.