My dad is a freak about repair as well as routine upkeep.
He is the sort of guy who fills out warranty cards for every last thing he buys.
He is the guy who cleans up the family room as soon as he finishes dinner, every single time . I don’t mean any of this is a drawback, it’s just amazing to myself and others because I am 100% not similar to that at all. He takes immaculate care of his car, his shrubbery, as well as his home, as well as I know he is consistently busy with some chore or another. Because of this, the things he sincerely owns last for a ridiculous amount of time. His a/c is the same 1 he still had when I was a kid, which makes it well over 20 years old. This is unheard of for an a/c of that time period! I asked him exactly how he did it, as well as he said that he only turned on the A/C a few times a year, which would be either on a brutally sizzling day or if he had a supplier coming over. He could go for months at time without touching the thermostat, which is silly to me! On top of that, he told me he had the entire proposal checked as well as tested by an expert Heating as well as Air Conditioning tech once a year, even if he didn’t need it.. He told myself and others he didn’t use it enough to warrant buying a new a/c if this 1 ever broke, so he wanted to make sure it lasted the rest of his life.