My dad is a freak about repair as well as upkeep in his life. He is the sort of guy who fills out warranty cards for everything he buys – who does that. He is the guy who cleans up the family room as soon as he finishes eating, for every single meal. I don’t mean any of this is a downside, it’s just amazing to myself and others because I am just not like that at all. He takes immaculate care of his car, his lawn, as well as his entire home, as well as is always busy with some chore or another. Because of this, the few things he owns last for a ridiculous amount of time. His a/c is the same as when I was a kid, which makes it well over 25 years old. This is more than unheard of for an a/c of that time period! I asked him how he did it, as well as he calmly said that he only turned on the AC a few times a year, either on a super brutally hot afternoon or if he had company coming over. He could go for 5 weeks at time separate from touching the temperature control, which is silly to me! On top of that insanity, he had the entire program evaluated as well as worked on by an HVAC tech three times a year, even if he didn’t need it. The whole program was immaculate from top to bottom. He told myself and others he didn’t use it enough to warrant buying a new a/c if this thing broke, so he wanted to make sure it lasted the rest of his life.