I’m trying to get better about getting things done around the house. This doesn’t come easily for me, and that’s too bad, because I grew up in an environment where I could learn to be handy. My dad could fix just about anything around the house! He never fooled with the HVAC system, though; he left that to the professionals, but he did stay on top of the HVAC maintenance chores. This was second nature for dad. He worked them in while performing other tasks around the house; he didn’t even need to learn about it. That’s not how it works at my house. I have to set a reminder on my phone to perform the HVAC chores, like changing the air filter. Even then, I’m not consistent about it. That’s what I’m trying to change. I took a good step by hiring an HVAC service plan. Now, I don’t have to remember to set up an appointment in the fall and spring, and I’ve remembered to change the air filter six times in a row! I’m doing my best to take care of my HVAC equipment.