When I first started living on my own, I learned that I had zero life skills.
I didn’t know anything when it came to taking care of a place. I wasn’t even good at grocery shopping and I ate out at different fast food places too often. At least at those places, they had comfortable temperature control settings. At my place, I had poor air quality and my HVAC didn’t work very well. I eventually learned that it was because I wasn’t changing the air filters. I find that it’s a two way street with things like your HVAC system. If you want it to take care of you, you have to take care of it. If you don’t change those air filters regularly, your air quality becomes really bad. If you go too long without the air filter change like I did, your HVAC system will struggle to even reach the temperature control settings. It really was no wonder I loved to eat at places. Whenever I got groceries, I knew I would have to cook and that would just heat up my house even more with the total lack of air conditioning. When it was becoming impossible for me to sleep at night, that’s when I had to do something and had an HVAC professional out to my house. He’s the one who told me about the importance of air filter changes and calling for regular tune-ups and HVAC maintenance. These days, I’m on an HVAC service plan so I have all my HVAC maintenance needs covered with no headaches.