I’ve not been a very good homeowner thus far.
Granted, it’s just been a couple of years for me and I’m new to homeownership. But I really need to tighten it up when it comes to taking better care of my home. That includes all the components of my home including the HVAC equipment. And thus far, I have pretty much ignored the HVAC unit. Well, I don’t ignore the thermostat. That’s the part of the HVAC unit that I’m most familiar with. But really, the thermostat doesn’t need any added attention from me at all. The fact is that the rest of the HVAC equipment is what should get more of a commitment from me. To that end, I’ve pledged to myself to do better. Calling the HVAC company was a start. I talked with one of the HVAC professionals there. My little house came with new HVAC equipment and I have only gotten HVAC maintenance maybe once or twice. The HVAC company I use offers an HVAC service plan. A big part of this service plan is the heating maintenance in the winter and the air conditioning tune-up in the spring. This, along with some other perks, was just what I was looking for. So I signed up for the HVAC service plan. Additionally, I am committed to making the other HVAC chores happen. That means changing the HVAC air filter every month not just when I happen to remember. There is now an alert on my phone and on my calendar to remind me to change the air filter each month. Just doing this stuff has made me feel better about being a responsible homeowner.